Board of Trustee Minutes 07/18/2016

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

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

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

Privilege of the floor was granted to Peg Baldwin and Don Harris.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of June 20, 2016 and the special meeting of June 24, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve Abstract #2 in the total amount of $112,148.76, plus an additional voucher payable to Sammy Lee Truax in the amount of $450.00. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the Police Report for June, 2016, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report dated June 16 – July 14, 2016, the Street and Water Department Reports for June, 2016 and the Sewer Department Report dated July 12, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Bill Brown of Cedarwood Engineering was present with updates on the new highway garage project. Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius authorizing the Mayor to sign DASNY Project Information Sheet for the new highway garage. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney authorizing a commitment by the Village Board of a minimum of 30% Village contribution of project costs for the highway garage project. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to declare the highway garage project a Type II action under SEQR. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously. Resolution as follows:
WHEREAS, 6 NYCRR Section 617.5 (title 6 of the New York code of Rules and Regulations) under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) provides actions identified in the subdivision (C) of that section are not subject to environmental review under the Environmental Conservation Law;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT:
RESOLVED, that the Village of Delhi hereby determines that the proposed Village of Delhi Highway Garage Project is a Type II action in accordance with NYCRR Section 617.5(c)(7) construction or expansion of a primary or accessory/appurtenant, nonresidential structure or a facility involving less than 4,000 square feet of gross floor area and not involving a change In zoning or a use variance and consistent with local land use controls, but not radio communication or microwave transmission facilities; and is therefore not subject to review under 6 NYCRR Part 617.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to hire Nickolas Guth and Connor Alwine as Wastewater Treatment Plant Trainees, effective date to be determined by the Mayor. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to accept Financial Statements for fiscal year ended May 31, 2015. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve budget amendments for fiscal year ended May 31, 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Lori Paulsen from Delaware County IDA was present regarding the New York State Homes and community Renewal 2016 New York Main Street Grant.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney passing Resolution #8 of 2016. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously. Resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) is accepting applications from eligible communities to compete for funds available through the 2016 New York Main Street Program; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Delhi has reviewed its community development problems and needs, and has determined that a program designed to revitalize its main street is an essential component to the Village’s future economic vitality and is in keeping with the goals and recommendation of its comprehensive plan; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Village of Delhi for the Main Street business area to be updated the improved; and
Whereas the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi is in support of promoting business activity within the Village; and
WHEREAS, the DHCR application process requires that the governing body of the applicant authorize and endorse the submission of the application and related actions.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Delhi Village Board hereby authorizes and directs the Mayor of the Village of Delhi and the staff of the Delaware County Local Development Corporation to submit an application to the New York State Homes and Community Renewal in the name of the Village of Delhi and to act in connection with the submission of the application, including the execution of all required certifications and forms and to provide such addition information as may be required.

Mayor Maxey thanked the Delaware National Bank of Delhi for their donation which provided for the village fireworks and NBT Mang for their donation which provided for the bounce houses at the Fair on the Square.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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