Board of Trustee Minutes 2/27/2012

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on February 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present: Mayor  Richard Maxey
  Trustees  Gregory Krzyston, Chris Maney, Jeremy Fitch, Gerry Pilgrim
 
Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:30 p.m.

Privilege of the floor was granted to Don Trelease of the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club regarding proposed access by snowmobiles into the village.  He said that they have received permission from the school, the County, the phone company, and Scott Clark.  Mayor Maxey said that the village would like to see written permission from all. 

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to accept the plan and route of the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Snowmobile Association, and allow them access into the village pending the receipt of written permission from the County and Scott Clark.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Privilege of the floor was granted to Jim Robbins of Clinton Street, addressing his concerns about the marking of fire hydrants, landowners violating the nuisance law and issues with Ultra Dairy.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 23, 2012, and budget workshops of February 6, 2012, February 15, 2012 and February 22, 2012.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Pilgrim and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the Abstract of February 27, 2012, plus an additional voucher of $120.20 to DG Electric.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to approve the Police Report for January, 2012, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 1/18/2012 – 2/23/201, and the Treasurer’s Report for January, 2012.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Jim Stanton from Vellano Brothers introduced radio-read water meters and handed out information to the Board.  The Board will review the information for further discussion.

7:00 Public hearing was held on proposed Local Law #1 of 2012 entitled “A local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c”. 
 The Board heard from Jim Robbins, who stated that the Board should not pass this law, because the tax levy should not exceed the tax cap.  Mayor Maxey responded that just because the Board passes the local law, it doesn’t mean that the Board intends to exceed the tax cap.
 Virginia Hoyt told the board that they just need to be careful.  Just because other communities exceeded the limit, it doesn’t mean that the Village of Delhi needs to.
 Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to close the public hearing at 7:29 p.m.   Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to adopt Local Law #1 of 2012 entitled “A Local Law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c”.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston, Fitch and Maney voting yes, and Trustee Pilgrim voting no.

The Board discussed a request from the Delhi Beautification Committee for a $1,000 commitment towards the plants, soil and fertilizer for plantings on Main Street.  Although the money has been included in the proposed budget at this time, the Village will not make a commitment until the budget is finalized and passed.  Trustee Pilgrim asked the Mayor to remind the Beautification Committee that they need permission from the village to put anything, including buildings, in the village parks.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve a request by the Delhi Chamber of Commerce Art and Soul of the Catskills Committee to use the bandstand with electricity from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 25th, to close Church Street and partially close Court Street to offer bands and vendors ease of loading and unloading, for police support during the event, for permission to place a dumpster in the Village parking lot and for use of the Village’s bunting on the bandstand.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adopt a Resolution for Public Hearing on the Adoption of a Local Law for Flood Damage Prevention.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.  Resolution is as follows:
 WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Delhi, New York (the “Village”) deems it advisable to maintain its eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”);
 WHEREAS, new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps establishing 100 year base flood elevations for the Village have been completed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”);
 WHEREAS, to maintain eligibility in the NFIP it is necessary for the Village to adopt the new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps into its floodplain management regulations;
 WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) has also instructed the Village Board to update its Flood Plain Local Law to conform to the current rules and regulations required by FEMA; and
 WHEREAS, the Village Board deems it advisable to adopt a local law that repeals and supersedes Local Law No. 2 of the year 1987 of the Village of Delhi entitled “Flood Damage Prevention Local Law” to adopt the new maps and to incorporate the current FEMA regulations regarding flood plain management.
 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said Village Board shall meet at the Village Hall, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY  13753 on March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the manner of the adoption of the local law, and be it
 FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to public notice of said hearing in the official newspaper of the Village, and to post copies of such notice in the manner provided by law.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to relieve the sewer portion of a water/sewer bill for McDonalds, due to high water usage that did not go into the sanitary sewer system.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Board discussed a solicitation from Tau Kappa Epsilon for donations.  The Board declined to donate.  The Clerk will respond.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to enter into executive session to discuss contract negotiations and the employment history of a particular person.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously at 8:07 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to exit executive session.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Open session resumed at 10:33 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to approve the agreement between Delaware County and the Village of Delhi relative to leachate disposal at the Delhi Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Pilgrim and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adjourn.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Pilgrim and passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 10:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Michele C. Griffin, Clerk

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