Board of Trustee Minutes 11/20/2017

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday November 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:        Mayor:     Richard Maxey (absent)

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

                                    

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

Privilege of the floor was given to Tom and Laura Jefferys regarding the sidewalk on Division Street.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of October 16, 2017 regular meeting as well as the minutes of the special meeting of November 1, 2017.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to approve Abstract #6 in the amount of $305,974.37, with addition of five (5) additional bills:  $3,475.00 to Steven R. Spratley, $90.00 to Sammy Lee Truax Jr. for 10/15/17 mowing, $90.00 to Sammy Lee Truax Jr. for 10/30/17 mowing, $565.00 to Mohawk Lift Systems for battery back up relating to elevator and $337.00 to Mohawk Lift Systems for semi-annual maintenance for the elevator.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the Police Report for October, 2017, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 10/13 – 11/16/17, the Water and Street Department Report for October, 2017 and the Sewer Department Report dated November 16, 2017.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to advertise for sidewalk and snow removal contractors.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the resignation of Faiga Brussel from the Village of Delhi Planning Board, with thanks for her many years of service.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to appoint Heather Pheleps-Lipton to Planning Board to replace Faiga Brussel for the balance of her term (2018).  Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to buy back 40 hours of vacation time from David Hornbeck per Teamsters’ Contract.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

NYSEG proposals for the WWTP and Water Plant were tabled until next month.  The board felt they needed updated proposal and Trustee Samudrala also felt college could do some of the work.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to hire Scott Rasmussen to the position of laborer for the Street Department, pending drug test.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve Spratley & Sons removing large maple on 22 Clinton Street per his quote of $1,400.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

The board mentioned they are not prepared to move ahead with the camera security quote as they need a revised quote from Kevin Brown @ ZS Security so that the quotes are equal in what they have to offer the village.

The Public hearing for the Delhi Telephone Company cable franchise agreement was opened at 6:15 p.m.  Jason Miller from Delhi Telephone Company was present to answer any questions.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to close the public hearing the Delhi Telephone Company cable franchise agreement.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.  Public hearing was closed at 6:30 p.m.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to authorize the Deputy Mayor to sign the Franchise Agreement with Delhi Telephone Company.  Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Trustee Samudrala mentioned to everyone that Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2017, sponsored by Delhi Chamber.

Trustee Maney mentioned to the board that the Town will be hiring a mechanic FT and the village would be able to utilize.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Kimberly Cairns
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

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