Board of Trustee Minutes 04/17/2017

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday April 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:        Mayor:       Richard Maxey

Trustees:     Jeremy Fitch, Robin Hultenius, Sridhar “Sam” Samudrala

Absent:          Trustee Christopher Maney   

                                         

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

Privilege of the floor was granted to Dave Ligeikis, who commended the street department on a job well done throughout the village. Privilege of the floor was also granted to Peg Baldwin who had concerns about the upkeep of the sidewalks on Main Street.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of March 20, 2017 and the Organizational Meeting of April 3, 2017.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve Abstract #11 dated April 17, 2017 in the total amount of $100,212.95.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to accept the Police Report for March, 2017, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 3/16/17 – 7/13/17, the Water and Street Department Reports for March, 2017, the Sewer Department Report dated 4/14/17 and the Treasurer’s Report for January and February, 2017.

Bill Brown of Delaware Engineering was present regarding financing of the water project.  He reported that for the $2,279,588 project, we have received a grant of $1,367,763 from NYSEFC, and financing for the remainder.  We have also been awarded grant funding from NYSDOH and DASNY. 

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala authorizing the Mayor to sign transmittal to NYSEFC approving the Exhibit C – Estimated Project Cost for Village’s Water Project (DWSRF #18215).  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala authorizing the Mayor to sign the agreement with the Village attorney, Roermer, Wallens, Gold & Mineaux, LLP to serve as local and bond counsel for the Village’s Water Project (DWSRF #18215).  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Kristina Zill was present to give an update about the Solar Permit and Benchmarking.  Mayor Maxey said he would discuss the Solar Permit further with the board and get back to her at next month’s meeting.

Danielle McMullen was present from MEGA (Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance) to give information about CCA, a Residential Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve salary raises for the Clerk’s Office (3%), the Code Enforcement Officer (3%), the Police Chief (4%), Part-time Police Officers ($.50) and Crossing Guards ($.50).  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

The Mayor’s Task Force will be meeting Friday, April 21st at 8:30.

There will be a Repair Café at Brussell’s (corner of Main and Division Streets) on May 13th from 10 a.m til 2 p.m.  There will be appliance and computer repair, a seamstress and furniture repair.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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