Board of Trustee Minutes 03/18/2019

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Delhi was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom.

Present:       Mayor:            Richard Maxey 

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

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

Privilege of the floor was granted to Stacey Eggers, who indicated she has resigned from her position at Cedarwood. She indicated she would like to continue working with Village of Delhi for budgeting and reconciliation for NYC DEP.

Privilege of the floor was granted to Cyndi Cobbe.

Privilege of the floor was granted to Peg Baldwin.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 25, 2019. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Maney to approve abstract No. 10 dated March 18, 2019 in the amount of $122,889.97, with addition of two vouchers ($20.63 for Delaware National Bank for stamp and $60.75 payable to Delhi Postmaster for mailing of water samples to JH Consulting), total payout is $122,971.35. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to accept the Police Report for February, 2019, the Street Report for March, 2019, the Water Report for February 2019, the Sewer Report dated March 14, 2019, the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report for 2/21 – 3/14/19. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Bill Brown from Delaware Engineering was present with updates regarding the Water System Improvement Project, the new highway garage and the Sheldon Drive water tank painting.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to open the public hearing at 6:38 PM regarding Proposed Local Law #1 of 2019, which reads as follows: An amendment to Local Law titled “Section 300-28 Prohibited Uses”. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

Presentations were made by SUNY – Delhi students of Mike Tweed classes. There were four groups that presented their class projects as follows:

  1. Delhi Gateways – Christian Quinde, John Cabrera, Kenton Bravo
  2. Food Trucks on Main Street – Abbey Gutierrez, Jenny Yang, Melanie Carlos
  3. Uplifting Delhi – Jhonny Hernandez, Casper Burda, and Japheth Chambers
  4. Main Street Beautification Plan – Delhi, NY – T. Lipinski, J. Rabjohn, R. Krupitza

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to give the Mayor permission to register for NYCOM Annual Meeting @ Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY - May 5 – 7, 2019. Mileage and meal(s) would be reimbursed by the Village for the Mayor and any other board members that are interested in attending this meeting. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to close the public hearing at 7:16 PM regarding Proposed Local Law #1 of 2019, which reads as follows: An amendment to Local Law titled “Section 300-28 Prohibited Uses”. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to adopt Local Law #1 of 2019, which reads as follows: An amendment to Local Law titled “Section 300-28 Prohibited Uses”. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Discussion was had by the board regarding flooring in the Boardroom. It was mentioned that we could wait for now and decide at a later date. Trustee Hultenius felt the floor should be covered in some way. Mayor Maxey will get quote(s) for carpet, flooring etc. and bring them to the board for discussion at a future meeting.

Discussion was had regarding damage at skate rink bathrooms as a result of someone leaving the door open and pipes froze.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to get a locksmith and change lock(s) at the skate house bathrooms to limit access. Motion was seconded by Trustee Samudrala and passed unanimously.

Board was given copy of Resolution 2019-24 regarding Delhi EMS by Mayor Maxey.

Discussion was had about what our policy has been for relief on Water / Sewer billing for people who have had a leak. The Village will allow rate for usual rate tier but calculation will be for full consumption. The Clerk’s office will credit Water $45.12 and Sewer by $12.00 as well as waiving penalty for Campanaro account #C5670 as per this policy.

Motion was made by Trustee Hultenius to schedule the public hearing for the 2019 – 2020 budget on 4/1/19 at 6:00 PM. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to enter into executive session at 8:04 PM to discuss PBA contract negotiations. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala to exit executive session. Motion was seconded by Trustee Hultenius and passed unanimously. Open session resumed at 9:00 PM.

Motion was made by Trustee Samudrala authorizing the Mayor to sign the grievance with PBA. Motion was seconded by Trustee Fitch and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Trustee Fitch to continue working with Stacey Eggers. Motion was seconded by Trustee Maney and passed unanimously.

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:04 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,


Michele Barnes

Clerk-Treasurer

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