Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

September 08, 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

Also present: Highway Supt Joe Cotrupe, Police Chief Rob Swenszkowski, Village Engineer Al Swierczek, and Village Attorney Bill Borrill.

OPEN BIDS FOR 2004 CHEVY IMPALA

Clerk opened the two bids that were received:

•1)      Andy Duchnysz Jr. bid $1,410.00

•2)      Jonathan Owens bid $1,651.00

Resolution 88-2009 -Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to reject both bids for the car.

Resolution 89-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to rebid the car in the auto section of the OD and Pennysaver, and other places, with bids to be returned to the Village Clerk by 3 PM on October 13, 2009 to be opened at 7 PM board meeting.

OPEN FORUM

Natalie Spellman -VFW Ladies Aux -asking permission to use the Community Center for Holiday Festival of Trees possibly the same weekend as Holiday on Main Street.  Resolution 90-2009 -Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve this request.

Todd Masca - 19 Royal Brook Lane, has a codes issue regarding the Codes Enforcement Officer and stated his feelings to the board.  Complaint will be investigated.

Dennis Thorp - spoke about the Veterans Expo and gave Chief Swenszkowski information on it.

REGULAR BUSINESS

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve Abstract #4- General Fund vouchers A223-A276 totaling $60,163.87 and Library vouchers L031-L037 in the amount of $4,703.95 for a total of $64,867.82.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve the August Treasurer's report as presented. August check numbers General check numbers 12722-12843; payroll check numbers 8206-8283.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the minutes of the August 8th regular board meeting.

DEPARTMENTS

Recreation - Trustee McCoy reported the parks have closed for the season, and the Tuesday concerts have come to an end.  Need to get new rims for the basketball courts. Would like to have the lighting at the pavilion on White Street looked at; need more lighting in that area.

Police - Chief Swenszkowski gave his report.  The police department participated in the Labor Day DWI weekend.  All our vehicles are now fully equipped.  Chief checked around for prices on high grade carpeting for the police officers room and found the lowest price at Meelan Floors. 

Resolution 91-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to allow the Chief to purchase the carpet from Meelan Floors at the cost of $510.00.

Resolution 92-2009 - Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to allow the Chief to inventory the equipment in the garage and put surplus items on eBay.  Would like to sell the extra light bars but will notify other municipalities first.

When sponsoring a candidate for firearms, Chief would like the cost of the ammunition to be paid by the candidate.  Board is totally in favor of this.

Teamster's representative will be in our board room September 28th at 1 pm to answer any questions employees have concerning the changes that have been made to our health insurance.

Had a computer breakdown in the patrol office, Trustee Bialek was able to get the computer up and running again with parts from an old computer.

Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the monthly written activity report.

Highway - Joe gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office.  Supervisor and Highway Foreman would like to forgo NYCOM training this year and put the budgeted money elsewhere.  Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the Highway report.

Fire Department - Trustee Bialek stated they are moving forward with the fire contracts.  The county mapping is complete and we will be having a meeting with the Town of Whitestown soon.

Code Enforcement - Dave was absence, his written report will be on file in the Clerk's office.  Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve the Codes report.

Engineer - Al reported the sewer cleaning efforts have put us in pretty good shape now.  The railroad work on the trestles is still in progress.  He is working and a temporary easement from Meadow to Main, waiting for the Attorney's approval.  The letter we received from the Oneida County Soil Conservation concerning the $1,000 service agreement, Al feels this is not a good deal for us at this time and suggest we take no action on it.  He does not have a start date yet for the sewer sealing.  He will continue looking into the value of the limestone from the #2 Mill. 

Attorney - still waiting on the Country Club easement issue regarding Glod and Comenale property.  The Oriskany Manufacturing-Broad Street Warehouse will have an appraisal of property done when the new addition is complete and take it from there.

Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to adjourn the board meeting and enter into executive session at 7:32 pm to discuss pending litigation and a personnel matter.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by trustee McCoy to exit executive session and reopen the board meeting at 7:42 pm with no action taken.

NEW BUSINESS

9-11 Ceremony - will be held Friday Sept 11th at 6:30 pm at the 9-11 monument.

9-11 Prayer Breakfast - will be held Friday Sept 11th at 7:30 am at Harts Hill Inn.

NYCOM Conference - there will be a workshop October 1st in Cooperstown for overtime and 207-a/207-c, Chief Swenszkowski will attend.

Parco Meeting - there will be a meeting September 18th at 8am to consider an extension of their pilot program.

Digital Towpath Resolution - Resolution 93-2009 - Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the following resolution to continue with Digital Towpath Website.

A resolution affirming the work done by the Digital Towpath Cooperative Board and authorizing the board to continue with like efforts:

WHEREAS the Digital Towpath Cooperative Board, with the support of the Institute for Local Government of SUNY Institute of Technology, has undertaken the administrative functions related to the day-to-day operation of the Digital Towpath Cooperative and the Digital Towpath Project; and

WHEREAS the Digital Towpath Cooperative Board has established committees and defined roles that have contributed to its effectiveness; and

WHEREAS the Digital Towpath Cooperative and the Digital Towpath Project have grown in both scope and participation during the past years; and

WHEREAS the Digital Towpath Cooperative Board has successfully directed the continued growth of both the Digital Towpath Project and the Digital Towpath Cooperative;

THEREFORE be it resolved that:

The Digital Towpath Cooperative Board is authorized to continue in its role as has been defined through its past years of operation.

Review Clerk, Tax Collection, and Court Checklists - Resolution 94-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by trustee McCoy to approve the audit checklists for the Clerk, Tax Collection, and Court as of 7/31/09.  Copies to be attached to the minutes.

Minor League Summer Program - had a very successful season thanks to Mr. Pacini and his helpers.

NYMFDLA - Resolution 95-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to allow the ladies aux. to use the fire house October 9th & 10th for their annual pizza sale.

PASNY Energy Initiative - with the NY Power Authority, Trustee Jarosz and Semeniak are working on getting the figures together.

Ribbon Cutting - there will be a ribbon cutting for Colonial Laundromat Thursday Sept 10th at 3:30 pm.  Everyone is invited.

Pharmacy Supplement Cards - at no cost to us, we will be getting money saving cards for prescriptions. These cards will be handed out to everyone to be used at participating pharmacies.

OLD BUSINESS

Stimulus Update - nothing yet.

Police Consolidation Update - meeting September 18th with staff from the Dept of State and others to go over the grant for the next round.

Mudd Creek Dredging Project - set up a 3pm meeting on September 9th at Verizon.  This project has to be completed by October 1st.

School Traffic Signal Project - concrete has been poured and the signs should be up by October 14th.

TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee Bialek - all set.

Trustee Jarosz - will be planting flowers at the 9-11 site and at the veteran's flag pole.

Trustee McCoy - all set.

Trustee Semeniak - all set.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:27 pm and enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters with the Police Dept and Highway.

Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to adjourn executive session at 10:44 pm with no action taken and reopen the board meeting.

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

Mayor Maciol adjourned the meeting at 10:44 pm.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                    Sharon A. Guca

                                                                                    Village Clerk/Treasurer