Board of Trustee Minutes 08/15/2016

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday August 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present: Mayor: Richard Maxey
Trustees: Jeremy Fitch, Robin Hultenius, Sam Samudrala
(Christopher Maney absent)

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

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of July 18, 2016.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve Abstract #3 dated August 15, 2016 in the amount of $159,585.65, plus two additional vouchers, one to Sam Truax for mowing in the amount of $450.00, and one to Allan Alwine for skunk removal in the amount of $210.00.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the Bingo Inspection Report for July 20, 2016, the Police Report for July, 2016, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 7/14 – 8/11/16, the Street and Water Department Reports for July, 2016, the Sewer Department Report dated August 12, 2016, the Treasurer’s Report for June, 2016, the 2016 Little League Report, the 2016 Summer Basketball Report, the 2016 Summer Tennis Report and the Guidelines for Summer Recreation Programs.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Kristina Zill of Transition Catskills gave a presentation regarding Climate Smart Communities Program, which is a joint initiative of the Departments of Environmental Conservation, Health, Transportation and Department of State, NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission.  Participation in the CSC program can help improve eligibility for grants.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve Resolution #9 of 2016 regarding the sale of village owned property on Delview Terrace.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Mayor Maxey, Trustee Fitch, Trustee Hultenius and Trustee Samudrala voting yes.  (Trustee Maney was absent)  Resolution reads as follows:

            WHEREAS the Village of Delhi (the “Village”) owns real property identified on the Tax Map as Section 149.19, Block 4, Lot 15 (the “Lot”);

WHEREAS the Lot no longer serves a Village purpose;

WHEREAS the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village has determined the Lot has little buildable space due to existing easements on the Lot and size and setback requirements established under Village Law; 

WHEREAS the Chairman Assessor of the Town of Delhi has opined the market value of the Lot is $500.00;

            WHEREAS it appears to be in the best interest of Village to sell the Lot;

            WHEREAS due to the limited use of the Lot, it is presumed the only parties that would receive value from the Lot are adjoining landowners; and

            WHEREAS pursuant to Village Law, Section 1-102, resolutions authorizing the sale of Village real property are subject to permissive referendum.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Board of Trustees will hereby enter into a private negotiated sale with adjoining landowners of the Lot; be it further

            RESOLVED that the sale price shall be set at a price no less than $500.00; be it still further

            RESOLVED that all costs in purchasing the Lot shall be borne by the purchaser at no cost to the Village; and be it still further

            RESOLVED that the Village Clerk be and hereby is directed to publish the attached Notice of Adoption of Resolution Subject to Permissive Referendum in the official newspaper of the Village in accordance with law.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to hire Krista Baxter as a Part-Time Police Officer.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to allow Knud Hansen to take the Grade 4 Management Course.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Mayor announced that the Governor has awarded the Village of Delhi a $,1367,753 grant and $911,835 loan for the project to extend the water line and to develop the well site at the Clark gravel bank on Delaware Avenue.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala  at 6:38 p.m to enter into executive session to discuss the Teamsters’ contract negotiations.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius.

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

Open session resumed at 7:04 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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