Board of Trustee Minutes 04/20/2015a


A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:               Mayor:                 Richard Maxey

                              Trustees:             Chris Maney, Jeremy Fitch, Robin Hultenius, Sam Samudrala

 

The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:00 p.m.

 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 16, 2015 and the Organizational meeting of April 6, 2015.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve the abstract dated April 20, 2015 in the total amount of $123,404.87, plus an additional voucher for election inspector in the amount of $100.00.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to accept the Police Report for March, 2015, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 3/12 – 4/17/15, the DPW Superintendent’s Report dated April 16, 2015 and the Treasurer’s Report for March, 2015.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to adopt the frozen water line policy.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius authorizing the Mayor to sign Annual Software Support Contract for the water/sewer billing software and directing the Clerk to remit $825.00 with said contract.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to appoint Bob Sprague, Jr. as a part-time summer employee at a rate of $10.00 per hour.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to appoint Deanna Maney as Little League Director for the 2015 season with an annual salary of $1,500.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Trustees Fitch, Samudrala and Hultenius voting yes and Trustee Maney abstaining.

Motion was made b Trustee Maney to appoint Eileen Kline as Tennis Instructor for the 2015 season, with an annual salary of $1,100.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to appoint Gerald Cheshire as Basketball Instructor for the 2015 season, with an annual salary of $1,300.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch allowing the Mayor to engage the services of the Office of Employment and Training for a summer employee.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to advertise for the DPW Position “MEO/Water”.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

6:15 – 6:25 p.m.:               Joint meeting with the Town Board (Supervisor Mark Tuthill, Councilman Al Perkins and Councilman   were present) regarding the Flood Commission.  The Flood Commission had put out RFP’s for an engineer for a Local Flood Analysis.  They received seven applications and interviewed four of the seven.  The recommendation from the Flood Commission is a bid from Woidt Engineering.

                Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to award Woidt Engineering the bid to do a Local Flood Analysis.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously by both Boards.

 

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to advertise for bids for contract VD1-G-15 for water tank recoating.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve the policy regarding water billing due to frozen, broken pipes when the water does not go down the sewer.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve the non-union pay raises effective June 1, 2015.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve the part-time police officer pay increase to $19.00 per hour effective June 1, 2015.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve paying Time Jordan to repair the pavers on Main Street at a cost not to exceed $2,000.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to increase the per-animal rate to $30 per animal for Al Alwine, skunk-catcher.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to allow the Mayor to attend the NYCOM annual meeting May 3 – 5, 2015 in Saratoga Springs.  The Village will pay the attendance fee, room and board.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

6:45:      Public Hearing on the Tentative Village budget.  Mayor Maxey announced that there will be a zero tax increase this year, for the fourth year in a row.  He also announced that the Village will be actively pursuing all delinquent taxpayers and has referred the list to the Village Attorney.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to close the public hearing.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.  Public hearing closed at 7:03 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney directing the Mayor to authorize the Village Attorney to begin litigation on delinquent taxpayers who are delinquent as of May 31, 2015 and at each May 31st thereafter.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to authorize the Mayor to move forward with and award the bid for the Village Hall electrical upgrade.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch at 7:25 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss contract negotiations.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

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

Open session resumed at 8:07 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adopt the budget.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch directing the Mayor to sign the Teamsters’ contract.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Michele C. Griffin
Clerk-Treasurer


 

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