Board of Trustee Minutes 05/16/2016

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present: Mayor:   Richard Maxey (absent)

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

The meeting started at 6:00 p.m.

**Trustee Maney left the room

Privilege of the floor was granted to Attorney Kevin Young, representing the Clark Family, regarding having their parcel removed from the village designated area which precludes any DEP land acquisition.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to table any decision regarding the Clark property, in order to have further discussion, with a decision being made before the June 16 deadline. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Trustees Hultenius, Fitch and Samudrala voting yes. (Trustee Maney had removed himself from the boardroom)

**Trustee Maney returned to the meeting

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of April 18, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve Abstract #12 dated May 16, 2016, in the amount of $55,191.39, with the additional of a voucher for Brian Davis in the amount of $105.00. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch authorizing the Mayor to sign contract with Williamson Law Book for water and sewer billing software support. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the Police Report for April, 2016, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report dated 4/4/16 – 5/12/16, the Street and Water Department Report for April, 2016, the Treasurer’s Report for April, 2016 and the Sewer Department Report for May 15, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve the following appointments for the 2016 summer recreation program. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed with Trustees Hultenius, Fitch and Samudrala voting yes and Trustee Maney abstaining:

            Deanna Maney as Little League Director

            Eileen Kline as Tennis Instructor

            Gerald Cheshire as Basketball Coordinator

            Beau Bracchy as Volleyball Coordinator.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to transfer money out of the general fund to the following accounts, as a result of an unexpected increase in mortgage tax. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously:                          

Street Equipment Reserve$7,000

Police Vehicle Reserve      $7,000

Office Equipment Reserve$6,000

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve payment to NBT Mang Insurance Agency for the Village Insurance for fiscal year 6/1/2016 through 5/31/17 in the amount of $56,077.49. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Trustee Maney thanked David Curley for all of this years of service and extensive knowledge in the position of DPW Superintendent.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to advertise for a Superintendent of Public Works. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala. After discussion, the motion failed, with Trustee Samudrala voting yes and Trustees Fitch, Hultenius and Maney voting no.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to increase the salary of the Police Chief by 3% as of June 1, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

6:30:   Opened public hearing on Proposed Local Law #3 of 2016 “Flood Damage Prevention Law”.

            The Board reviewed and completed the SEQR documents.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to close the public hearing. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously. Public hearing closed at 6:45 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve “Resolution of the Delhi Village Board of Trustees Determining that there are no Adverse Impacts on the Environment from Adoption of the Flood Damage Prevention Law” . Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously. Resolution reads as follows:

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees is adopting a local law that repeals and supersedes Local Law No. 1 of the year 2012 entitled “Flood Damage Prevention” in order to maintain the community’s eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”);

            WHEREAS, the possible environmental impacts of the adoption of this Law have been considered by the Village Board;

        

           NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of Trustees has determined that the adoption of new local law entitled “Flood Damage Prevention Law” will not have significant adverse impacts on the environment”.

            Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve a resolution adopting Local Law #3 of 2016 “Flood Damage Prevention Law”. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously. Resolution reads as follows:

           

In the Matter of the Adoption of Local law No. 3 of 2016 entitled “Flood Damage Prevention Law”

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has reviewed and considered the proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016;

            WHEREAS, the Local Law was presented to the Village Board of Trustees at least 10 days prior to the Village Board meeting on May 16, 2016;

            WHEREAS, the public hearing on the proposed Local Law was held on May 16, 2016 at the Village Hall;

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees reviewed and considered all public comments received on the proposed Local Law;

            WHEREAS, the proposed Local Law on file for inspection at the Village Clerk’s office prior to the hearing and during the public review process;

            WHEREAS, the proposed Local Law maintains the Village’s eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) and serves to strengthen and protect the Village’s environmental resources, public safety, health and welfare;

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has caused to be prepared a Short Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) pursuant to the mandates for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (ECL Article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617) for the proposed adoption of Local law No. 1 of 2016;

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has duly considered the contents of the EAF for the adoption of Local Law No. 3 of 2016 and completed Parts 2 and 3 thereof;

            WHEREAS, the village Board of Trustees has identified the relevant areas of environmental inquiry and taken a hard look at them for the adoption of the proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016; and

            WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has issued a negative declaration under SEQRA for the adoption of the proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 thereby complying with the mandates of the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE DELHI VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OF DELAWARE COUNTY, NEW YORK:

            THAT THE Delhi Village Board of Trustees hereby determines that proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016, attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby adopted as a Local Law entitled “Flood Damage Prevention Law”; and

            IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk and the Attorney for the Village are hereby directed to take such actions as are necessary to implement this resolution and effect adoption of the Local Law.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala authorizing the Mayor to sign Energy Efficiency Proposals with Lime Energy Services, Co. for four locations: Village Hall, Sewer Plant, Street Garage and Bandstand. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to enter into executive session to discuss PBA contract negotiations. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously. Executive session began at 7:02 p.m.      

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

Open session resumed at 7:27 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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