Board of Trustee Minutes 04/18/2016

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday April 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present: Mayor:   Richard Maxey

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

The meeting started at 6:00 p.m.

Privilege of the floor was granted to Bob Mable, complaining about the condition of 149 Main Street, and to Cyndi Cobb regarding the beavers on her property.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 21, 2016 and the Organizational meeting of April 4, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve Abstract #11 dated April 18, 2016 in the amount of $116,920.99, plus an additional voucher of $505.65 to DG Electric for electrical work in the board room. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the Bingo Inspection report for April 6, 2016, the HUD Report for March, 2016, the Police Report for March, 2016, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 3/17 – 4/14/16, the DPW Superintendent’s Report dated April 13, 2016 and the Treasurer’s Report for March, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Bill Brown from Delaware Engineering was present regarding a new highway garage, proposed to be constructed near the wastewater treatment plant. Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius directing the Mayor to sign a “State and Municipal Facilities Program Preliminary Application” for a grant of $75,000. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Nicole Franzese from Delaware County Planning was present regarding the Flood Damage Prevention Law.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to pass Resolution #4 of 2016 “Resolution for Public Hearing on the Adoption of a Local Law for Flood Damage Prevention”, with the Public hearing set for May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously. Resolution reads as follows:

           

            “WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Delhi, New York (the “Village”) deems it advisable to maintain its eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”);

            WHEREAS, new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps establishing 100 year base flood evaluations for the Village have been completed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”);

            WHEREAS, to maintain eligibility in the NFIP it is necessary for the Village to adopt the new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps into its floodplain management regulations;

            WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) has also instructed the Village Board to update its Flood Plain Local Law to conform to the current rules and regulations required by FEMA;

            WHEREAS, the Village Board deems it advisable to adopt a local law that repeals and supersedes Local law No. 1 of the year 2012 of the Village of Delhi entitled “Flood Damage Prevention Local Law” to adopt the new maps and to incorporate the current FEMA regulations regarding flood plain management.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said Village Board shall meet at the Village Hall, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753 on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to hear all persons interested in the manner of the adoption of the local law, and be it

            FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish notice of said hearing in the official newspaper of the Village, and to post copies of such notice in the manner provided by law.

Public hearing was opened at 6:30 p.m. for proposed Local Law #2 of 2016 “Authorizing the Payment of Eligible Delinquent Taxes in Installments”

            There was no public comment.

            Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to close the public hearing. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously. Public hearing closed at 6:40 p. m.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to adopt Local Law #2 of 2016 “Authorizing the Payment of Eligible Delinquent Taxes in Installments”. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius allowing the Mayor to work with Delaware County Employment and Training for a youth summer worker. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala accepting the financial report from Toski & Co. for year ending 2015. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

The Board received a follow up to a request by Clark Properties to be allowed to sell land near Price Chopper to New York City. Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to table the matter until the next regular meeting to give the Village Attorney a chance to review it. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed with Trustees Fitch, Hultenius and Samudrala voting yes and Trustee Maney abstaining.

Public hearing was opened at 6:41 p.m. regarding the proposed 2016-2017 Village Budget.

            Mayor Maxey reviewed the Village budget, which includes an increase in taxes of about $.60 per thousand dollars of assessed value, an increase of 10% in sewer rates, and an increase of $.25 per unit for the capital charge.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to close the public hearing. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously. Public hearing was closed at 7:01 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to adopt the 2016-2017 Village budget. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney authorizing the Mayor to sign the agreement with SUNY Delhi for swim lessons at $50 per registration. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney allowing the Mayor to go ahead and order 99 tons of sand at $27.70 per ton for the volleyball court. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch at 7:05 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss contract negotiations and the employment history of a particular person. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

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

Open session resumed at 7:35 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney directing the Mayor to sign the Exit Agreement for David Curley. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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