Board of Trustee Minutes 05/21/2018

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi held a budget workshop on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.

Present:        Mayor:     Richard Maxey 

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 granted to Ed Chytalo and David Truscott

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of April 16, 2018 regular meeting and May 8, 2018 Joint Town and Village Meeting. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve Abstract #12 dated May 21, 2018 in the amount of $119,821.27, with the addition of a voucher to Rich Kelly for $200 and NBT Mang for $58,184.36. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to accept the Police, Street and Water Reports for April, 2018, the Sewer Report dated May 17, 2018, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 4/19 – 5/17/18 and the Treasurer’s Report for April, 2018. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Bill Brown from Delaware Engineering was present to give an update on the Water System Improvement Project. He said that all piping is in the ground on Delaware Avenue and pressure testing and flushing of the new main is being done this week. The building for the new well should start within the next couple of weeks, and pending the DOT permit, work in front of the school should start within the next couple of weeks.

There was discussion about the RealTerm Energy LED streetlight conversion proposal. The Board decided to table it until June.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve an Amendment to the Delhi User Agreement with Saputo Dairy Foods USA. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve a request from C.L.A.S.I. to close Page Avenue and Bridge Street from approximately 8:30 am to 11:30 am on June 2, 2018 for the Annual Covered Bridge Run. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve Resolution No. 5 “Approving the Annexation of Certain Property by the Village of Delhi” concerning properties on Andes Road. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously. Resolution reads as follows:

            WHEREAS, the Village of Delhi (the “Village”) and the Town of Delhi (the “Town”) received a petition, attached as Exhibit “A” (the “Petition”), proposing that the Village annex properties identified as SBL # 171.18-4-5.2, SBL # 171.18-4-1.2, SBL # 171.18-4-1.1, SBL # 171.18-4-2.1, SBL # 171.18-4-5.1, SBL # 171.18-4-2.2 and SBL # 171.18-4-4, which are presently situated in the Town; and

            WHEREAS, the duly appointed assessor for the Town has certified that Petitioners own a majority of the assessed valuation of real property in the above-described parcels; and

            WHEREAS, as required by General Municipal Law § 704, the Village and the Town noticed a joint public hearing of the Town Council and the Village’s Board of Trustees for April 2, 2018 for the purpose of hearing any testimony and receiving evidence or information concerning the Petition and the question of whether the annexation is in the over-all public interest (a copy of that notice is attached as Exhibit “B”); and

            WHEREAS, that joint hearing was held on April 2, 2018, at which time there were no objections, either written or verbal; and

            WHEREAS, having heard the testimony presented at that joint hearing, the minutes of which are attached as Exhibit “C”, and having reviewed the petition, the Village has determined that the Petition complies in all respects with the requirements of the Municipal Annexation Law (N.Y. General Municipal Law § 700 et seq.); and  

            WHEREAS, having considered the provisions of General Municipal Law §§ 707 and 708 concerning the assumption of indebtedness or other liabilities and the disposition of property, the Town and the Village have entered into no agreement altering the terms of those statutes; and

           

            WHEREAS, after considering the above, based upon all of the information before it, the Village has further determined that the proposed annexation is in the over-all public interest.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that:

  1. The Village of Delhi hereby determines to annex properties identified as SBL # 171.18-4-5.2, SBL # 171.18-4-1.2, SBL # 171.18-4-1.1, SBL # 171.18-4-2.1, SBL # 171.18-4-5.1, SBL # 171.18-4-2.2 and SBL # 171.18-4-4; and
  2. In cooperation with the Town, the Village will undertake whatever steps are necessary to effectuate the annexation proposed in the Petition under the Municipal Annexation Law; and

           

            The Village will file a copy of this resolution, with attached exhibits, with the Clerk of the Village of Delhi.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve request from Fair on the Square Committee to close Church Street from 5:15 pm (a change from their requested 4 pm) until 10 pm every Friday evening in July, as well as Court Street from 5:15 pm until 10 pm, to store tables, chairs and memorial benches in the Village Hall Garage and to use the Village buntings. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to approve the Tobacco-Free Policy. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to appoint Eileen Kline as tennis director and Laurie Rolfe as the volleyball director for the 2018 summer recreation season. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to move forward with purchase of John Deere 570 mower from Cazenovia Equipment. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Michele Griffin
Clerk-Treasurer

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