Board of Trustee Minutes 04/27/2017

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:        Mayor:       Richard Maxey

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

By conference call:  Trustee Christopher Maney   

                                         

The meeting started at 12:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve Resolution #3, recommending that the new Delaware County DPW building stay in the Village of Delhi.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.  Resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS Delaware County public works department is in dire need of a new public works building;

WHEREAS the Village of Delhi supports the need for a new structure at its current location;

WHEREAS the NYSDEC has recommended that the new structure be relocated up on Main Street by having some of the foot print out of the flood plain;

WHEREAS FEMA has allowed such critical structures providing that the structure is at least two foot above free board;

WHEREAS four of the five land parcels on Main Street are currently owned by Delaware County;

WHEREAS the Delhi Flood Commission presentation states that by completing two mitigation projects the West Branch of the Delaware River will reduce the back flow up stream on Page Ave;

WHEREAS  the Village of Delhi currently provides municipal water and sewer to the facility and would continue so doing.

WHEREAS staying at the current location mitigates relocating the salt shed and two current bridge buildings.

WHEREAS Delaware County, with a declining population and tax base, is in need of multiple new structures in the near future.

WHEREAS Delaware County having less developable land available year after year due to land purchases and easement programs.

THEREFORE having stated the above facts; the Delhi Village Board strongly recommends to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors that the new Public Works structure remain in the Village of Delhi, saving money for the tax payers of Delaware County the additional expense for buying additional land and removing a large parcel off the tax rolls.

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

Meeting adjourned at 12:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Michele C. Griffin

Clerk-Treasurer

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