Board of Trustee Minutes 9/17/2012

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:               Mayor                 Richard Maxey
                           Trustees              Gregory Krzyston, Christopher Maney, Jeremy Fitch, Gerry Pilgrim
                           Attorney              Earl Redding, Esq.                               

The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:30 p.m. 

Privilege of the floor was granted to Jim Robbins, Lee Morelli, Dave Truscott, Antha Robbins, Barbara Moore, Joe Lumbrazo, Matt Krzyston, Kevin Lee, Joan Townsend, Sal Sillitti, Emily Harmer, and Virginia Hoyt. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2012 regular meeting.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to approve the abstract dated September 17, 2012 in the amount of $858,757.94, plus additional vouchers totaling $8,033.90.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston, Maney and Fitch voting yes, and Trustee Pilgrim voting no. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to accept the Police Report for September, 2012, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 8/17 – 9/13/2012, the HUD Report for September, 2012, the Treasurer’s Reports for June and July, 2012 and the DPW Superintendent’s Reports dated August 23, 2012 and September 14, 2012.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to schedule a public hearing to get input as to whether or not fluoride should be re-introduced to the Village’s water system for October 15, 2012 at 7;30 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Maney, Pilgrim and Fitch voting yes, and Trustee Krzyston voting no. 

7:30 – Bill Brown was present from Delaware Engineering to give an update on the Water System Improvement Project.  Phase 3 construction is complete and all watermains and services have been installed, and paving finished. 

Mayor Maxey informed the board that he is getting propane at state bid prices for the water plant. 

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to accept the proposal from Alpha Geoscience to perform an initial water supply investigation at the former reservoir site at a cost of $2,995.00.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Kryzston and passed unanimously. 

Trustee Pilgrim announced that the water capital charge will appear on the water/sewer bills beginning with the September 30, 2012 billing and the rate will be $2.30 per unit. 

It was agreed that Trustees Maney and Pilgrim will work as a subcommittee to address water plant improvements and that they will consult with water plant employees regarding those improvements. 

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to revise the taxi fee to $35 for the license and first car and $25 for each additional car.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Discussion on the proposed Employee Handbook was tabled. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to schedule a public hearing for proposed Local Law #2 “Local Law Amending the Water Law in the Code of the Village of Delhi” for October 15, 2012 at 7:15 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to purchase a sludge container from the Town of Andes for $2,000.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed with Mayor Maxey, and Trustees Fitch, Maney and Krzyston voting yes and Trustee Pilgrim voting no. 

Discussion regarding “Rules of Decorum” was tabled. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to purchase lights from Drogan’s for the Clerk’s Office at a price of $378.16 and to have village employees install the lights.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston and Maney voting yes, Trustee Fitch voting no and Trustee Pilgrim abstaining. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adopt a release letter and form for residents to assume liability for village trees.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch granting a request from CLASI to block off parking spaces on Court Street on Friday night, September 21st and to barricade Church Street on Saturday, September 22nd for the Harvest Festival.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to approve attendance by DPW Superintendent David Curley at the 2012 Annual Public Works School by NYCOM in Canandaigua, October 22-24, 2012, paying for attendance, hotel and mileage.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Maney, Krzyston and Fitch voting yes and Trustee Pilgrim voting no. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch approving records disposition and authorizing the Clerk to dispose of such records through Cintas, a records shredding company, at a cost of approximately $150.00.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to surplus three vehicles:  2005 Ford pickup and 1989 Ford from the water department and a 1979 Chevy Flatbed from the street department.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the Delhi Police “Release & Waiver Liability” letter.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Pilgrim to enter executive session to discuss the pending tentative contract with the Teamsters Union, Local #693.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.  Entered executive session at 8:52 p.m. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to approve the contract with the Teamsters Union, Local #693 effective 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston and Fitch voting yes, and Trustees Maney and Pilgrim voting no. 

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

Open session resumed at 9:39 p.m. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to enter into executive session to discuss the employment history of a police officer on GML 207c status.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.  Entered executive session at 9:40 p.m. 

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

Open session resumed at 9:50 p.m. 

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:53 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted, 

Michele C. Griffin, Clerk

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