Board of Trustee Minutes 12/17/2012

 

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

Present:           Mayor             Richard Maxey
                       Trustees          Gregory Krzyston, Jeremy Fitch, Gerry Pilgrim, Chris Maney                       

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

Privilege of the floor was granted to Sheila Ayres, Dan Ayres, Don Harris, Cyndi Cobbe, Jim Robbins, and Nancy Lee. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 19,  2012 and special meeting of December 10, 2012.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the abstract dated December 17, 2012.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston.  Motion passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston, Fitch and Maney voting yes with Trustee Pilgrim voting no. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to accept the Bingo Inspection Report for December 5, 2012, Police Report for November, 2012, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 11/15 – 12/13/2012, the Treasurer’s Report for November 2012 and the DPW Superintendent’s Reports dated December 12, 2012 and November 19, 2012.   Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston designating Village Hall as the official polling place for the March 19, 2013 Village elelctions.  Polls will be open from noon until 9:00 p.m.   Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. 

Public hearing opened at 7:15 p.m. entitled “Local law Imposing a Moratorium on Certain Activities Relating to Private Wells in the Village of Delhi”. 

There was still some question as to who is affected.  Trustee Maney clarified to service area is where water is currently available.  Individuals who are not currently served by the Village Water District are not included in this moratorium. 

Trustee Pilgrim left the meeting at 7:18 p.m.  and returned to the meeting at 7:26 p.m. 

Tom Little indicated that this moratorium also includes geothermal. 

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to close the public hearing at 7:34 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to file the local law Imposing a Moratorium on Certain Activities Relating to Private Wells in the Village of Delhi.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney.  Motion passed with Mayor Maxey and Trustees Krzyston, Maney and Pilgrim voting yes and Trustee Fitch voting no. 

Motion was made by Trustee Maney authorizing the Mayor to sign Annual Software Support Contracts with Williamson Law Book for the Payroll Software ($726.00) and for the Accounting Software ($726.00), and directing the Clerk to remit payment.   Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously. 

Discussion was had regarding the Rental Registration Law starting at 7:45 p.m. as the board wanted to wait until Trustee Pilgrim was in the room to start this discussion. 

Trustee Pilgrim indicated he has concerns for the safety of the students and the property owners need to know the law.  Trustee Pilgrim indicated he would like a pre-occupancy inspection for these student rentals.  Trustee Maney said that maybe we could insert a brochure / flier with our tax bills to get information out to the property owners.  Trustee Maney said the initial inspection would happen in May / June with the fire inspection to follow in September / October? 

The Village of Delhi received notice of radio read meter system $5,000 matching grant from the O’Connor Foundation. 

Trustee Fitch indicated that the Police could get a Chevrolet Impala equipped ready to go under state bid for $35,913.52.  Police committee needs to work with Clerk Griffin to find the $18,000 needed to purchase this new vehicle and a formal proposal needs to be presented to the board for approval. 

There was discussion by the board about the three vehicles that were previously to be surplused.  We advertised these vehicles to bid and didn’t receive bids.  There was discussion that maybe we should contact Tietsworth to get rid of these vehicles.  The board concluded that if there are not buyers, we need to send these vehicles to Oneonta for scrap. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to scrap the three vehicles previously surplused by the board.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Pilgrim and passed unanimously. 

There was discussion about fluoriding at the well house.  Trustee Maney to talk with Clerk Griffin to see what funds are available for this to be done. 

Trustee Fitch also mentioned that we need a vehicle replacement policy for our DPW vehicles. 

There was mention that NYSERDA was coming in to discuss turbo blowers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Trustee Maney mentioned that the railing across from Village Hall has been taken care of.  There were a number of people with concerns about the railing but it has been fixed by our village employees. 

There was mention of the “Child at Play” signs.  Mayor indicated that these signs are not necessary on residential streets.  We could do “Child at Play” signs on streets with mixed occupancy. 

There was discussion of the skating rink?  There is a meeting tonight @ Delaware Academy and then the Village can move forward.  We can do in the spring at Sheldon Park.  Town could dig the pond and the Village could re-establish water and sewer.  Trustee Fitch asked if there would be an issue with insurance?  Trustee Pilgrim will work with Shared Services to research the issues. 

Mayor Maxey mentioned that we would be renewing the Water BAN that will be expiring 1/10/13. 

As far as the wells, Mayor Maxey is talking to property owners (Donohue / S. Clark).  We have approval from property owners to allow test wells.  The property would be given to the Village and property owner would be looking for in kind service.  Village would own the property. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adjourn.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted, 

Kimberly Cairns

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

 

 

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