Board of Trustee Minutes 09/16/02013

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:           Mayor             Richard Maxey

Trustees          Gregory Krzyston, Jeremy Fitch, Chris Maney, Dan Ayres

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

*all unanimous votes are unanimous WITHOUT the Mayor voting, unless otherwise noted.

Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:30 p.m.

Privilege of the floor was granted to David Cash, Richard Gumo, Ellie Ciferri and Tom Smith.

Motion was made by Trustee Ayres to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of August 19, 2013 and the special meeting September 11, 2013.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the Abstract dated September 16, 2013 in the amount of $52,446.38, plus additional vouchers totaling $54,204.50.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Ayres and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Krzyston to accept the following reports:  Bingo Inspection Report for 9/4/13, Police Report for August, 2013, Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 8/15 – 9/12/13, DPW Superintendent’s Report dated September 13, 2013, Treasurer’s Annual Report for 2012-13 and HUD Report for August, 2013.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Ayres and passed unanimously.

7:00:  James Farnham, representative from Aflac gave a presentation on Aflac coverages and benefits, offering the plan to the Village.  He stated that the Village would have to have at least three employees enrolled to get the group rates.

Motion was made by Dan Ayres supporting the Engels’ application to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a map change for their 180 Main Street property and supporting the ZBA expediting said application, as the map change is consistent with the Joint Comprehensive Plan.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

Motion was made to accept the draft Financial Statement and Independent Auditors’ Report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to pass Resolution No. 2 of 2013 which adopts the Delaware County multi Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.  Resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, Delaware County, with the assistance of Tetra Tech, Inc., has gathered information and prepared the Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors determined in Resolution 107 of 2003 that a multi-jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan representing all the towns and villages in Delaware County would be more efficient to produce than each community drafting and adopting its own; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000; and

WHEREAS, Delaware County is a local unit of government that has afforded the citizens an opportunity to comment and provide input on the Plan and actions in the Plan; and

WHEREAS, Delaware County and the Village of Delhi has reviewed the Plan and affirm that the Plan will be updated no less than every five years;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Village of Delhi Board of Trustees that the Village of Delhi adopts the Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, and resolves to execute the actions in the Plan.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve a request by the Chamber of Commerce to block off Court Street parking spaces on Friday evening, September 27, 2013 and Saturday, September 28, 2013, as well as to barricade Church Street Saturday morning for food vendor parking and set-up for the Harvest Festival.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

After discussion on electric energy quotes received, a motion was made by Trustee Maney to go with the lower bid, submitted by Integrys Energy, and sign on for a two-year contract.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Ayres and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Ayres to authorize Knud Hansen, WWTP employee to attend “Grade 4 Management”, a class offered by Morrisville State College on October 28 – 30, 2013, in order to recertify his 3A license.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed with Trustees Ayres, Krzyston and Maney voting yes and Trustee Fitch voting no.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to move forward with resurrecting the old tricking filter at the wastewater treatment plant, not to exceed a $30,000 cost to the industry.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Ayres to approve a request by Delaware Academy Varsity Club to hold a parade and bonfire on October 11th for Homecoming, pending confirmation that this function is approved by Delaware Academy (Mayor Maxey will speak with Superintendent Thomson).  Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

The Board scheduled a special meeting for October 30, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. to meet with department heads.

Motion was made at 9:36 p.m. by Trustee Fitch to enter into executive session to discuss the PBA contract negotiations and the employment history of a particular person.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Ayres to exit executive session.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Krzyston and passed unanimously.

Open session resumed at 10:02 p.m.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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