Village Board Meeting
September 26, 2017
Present: Mayor Keville, Trustee Horning, Trustee Bough Martin, Trustee Kopp, Trustee Baldwin, Counsel Bell, Mr. Pulver, Jim Cunningham, Dan Cunningham, Mr. Gloska, Mrs. Kendall, Ms. Mousaw, Mrs. Doss
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Board members reviewed the minutes of August 29, 2017. Upon the motion made by Trustee Kopp, seconded by Trustee Horning, minutes of August 29, 2017 approved as written. All members present voting in favor.
Court – Report reviewed.
Police – Report reviewed.
Codes – Report reviewed.
WWTP – Mr. Cunningham reported that they are currently working on obtaining a new board for the existing generator. He also commented that they have a great deal of metal scrap, old motors, old screw from the pump. He wanted to know if the Village wanted to declare it scrap and get rid of it. The Board declared the items scrap at the Plant, including the old motors, metal parts, and the old screw pump. Mr. Cunningham stated the screw would be worth more if cut down into 4 ft. lengths (which he said he could do). The Board discussed the LBD roll off container currently sitting empty at the Plant. He wondered if the Village should offer to buy the unit. He has contacted some other vendors and reported that the lowest one is from Waste Management for $185, but a plastic bag liner has to be used. The bags cost $50 per bag. He has seen roll offs for sale between $8,000 and 9,000. All the other vendors that were contacted also require the plastic liner. The Board discussed this information briefly. Mr. Cunningham reported that flows at the Plant are down and that 68% of the sewer budget has been expended.
DPW Report – Mr. Pulver stated that the 16 trees have been planted at the end of Gill Street. A resident from the area has thanked Nelson and the crew for the great job done. The yellow brick sidewalk in Dr. West Park is being worked on, the crew also did a great deal of preparation work on milling the roads, boxing out the drainage areas, and raising catch basins getting them ready for paving which included: S. Webber Drive, Lake Street, and Russell Street. The Village actually did double the amount of paving because of the price quoted for black top. The crew has done a great job completing the tasks this summer. They also are working to make certain the sidewalk is certified ADA compliant.
Administrator- Mr. Pulver discussed with the Board the Dyke Road property relative to the drainage. The individuals who owned the property have signed over the property deed. Counsel Bell explained the process. Ms. Mousaw asked what the time frame might be for work to start. Counsel Bell commented it was dependent on where in the foreclosure process everything was. She advised that she has the attorney’s name for the loan vendor. She explained possible ways the process could resolve. The Board discussed gas regulator modification at the corner of North Street and Tuscarora Road (near Community Bank). National Grid is looking to install two utility boxes 3 ft. x 6 ft. tall for their wireless connections. The concern expressed was site distance visibility. Mr. Pulver will check with National Grid in regard to the exact location proposed for these two units. National Grid would like an approval from the Village. This will be discussed further when the proposed location is clearer. Mr. Pulver also reported that in regard to lighting facilities, he has written a letter requesting extension of the proposed purchase plan. The agreement expires tomorrow. He also reported that the Village has been paid for 17 lots in the Megnin Farms development for sewer. There are three more properties that were built in 2016 that should also be paid to the Village. The remaining properties will need to be discussed. Mr. Pulver reported that he met with representatives of Northland Communications in regard to the phone system at the Village Hall. We are getting closer to installation. Magna5 has been contacted. Mr. Pulver stated he is working on submission of reports for Winter Storm Stella reimbursement through FEMA.
Proposed Legislation – Harboring Poultry
VILLAGE BOARD RESOLUTION
LOCAL LAW C-2017
(“A Local Law Amending Section 148-22 of the Village Code and Establishing a New Chapter
Regulating the Harboring of Hens Within the Village of Chittenango”)
Trustee Baldwin introduced proposed Local Law No. C-2017, which Local Law will amend Section 148-22 of the Village Code and establish a new chapter regulating the harboring of hens within the Village of Chittenango, and made the following motion, which was seconded by Trustee Bough-Martin:
WHEREAS, proposed Local Law C-2017 has been introduced and will be considered for enactment pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law and Village Law; and
WHEREAS, Volume 6 N.Y.C.R.R., Section 617 of the Regulations relating to Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, requires that as early as possible in the consideration of a proposed action, an involved agency shall make a determination whether the action is subject to the aforementioned law; and
WHEREAS, no other agency has the legal authority or jurisdiction to approve or directly undertake the enactment of Local Laws in the Village of Chittenango, such that there are no other involved agencies within the meaning of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) with respect to the proposed enactment of said Local Law, with the result that the Village Trustees shall act as Lead Agency in this matter; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of said Local Law is an Unlisted Action for purposes of environmental review under SEQRA; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has determined that a Short Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) shall be required in connection with this matter; and
WHEREAS, said EAF has been prepared and has been reviewed by the Village Board; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board has considered the adoption of said Local Law, has considered the criteria contained in 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617.7 and has compared the impacts which may be reasonably expected to result from the adoption of said Local Law against said criteria.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the enactment of this proposed Local Law is an Unlisted Action under SEQR, that there are no other involved agencies and the Village Board of Trustees shall act as Lead Agency; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, the Village Board has determined this action shall have no adverse impact on the environment; that accordingly, an environmental impact statement (EIS) shall not be required; and that this resolution shall constitute a negative declaration under SEQRA; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the Village Board of Trustees shall conduct a public hearing as to the enactment of proposed Local Law C-2017 at the Village of Chittenango Village Hall, 222 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York on November 28, 2017, at 7:01 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at which time all persons interested on the subject shall be heard; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINEDthat the Village Clerk is hereby directed to cause a Notice of said Public Hearing to be published in an official newspaper of the Village and, pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 239-m, provide a copy of the Notice of Public Hearing and the proposed Local Law to the Madison County Planning Department.
The question of the foregoing Resolution was duly put to a vote and, the vote was as follows: Mayor Keville, Trustee Horning, Trustee Bough Martin, Trustee Kopp, Trustee Baldwin all voted in favor.
The foregoing Resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.
Request for Sewer Adjustment – Whalen 1011 Margot Ave
The Board members reviewed the request of Mr. Whalen for a sewer adjustment for the 2nd quarter sewer billing due to a swimming pool fill. The Board reviewed the paperwork that had been submitted for the request and the sewer consumption for the quarter. Upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Kopp, the Board authorizes a 13,000 gallon credit for the 2nd quarter sewer bill for Whalen at 1011 Margot Ave. All members present voting in favor.
Request for Sewer Adjustment – Ceresoli 107 Horizon Drive
The Board members reviewed the request of Mr. Ceresoli for a sewer adjustment for the 2nd quarter sewer billing due to a swimming pool fill due to a pool liner repair. The Board reviewed the paperwork that had been submitted for the request and the sewer consumption for the quarter. Upon the motion made by Trustee Bough Martin, seconded by Trustee Kopp, the Board authorizes a 14,000 gallon credit for the 2nd quarter sewer bill for Ceresoli at 107 Horizon Drive. All members present voting in favor.
The Board talked about the connection of the surveillance cameras for Maloff Towers and about the discussion that recently took place with Dave Hess from National Grid. There are two poles that were reviewed but would not give clear view, there is one pole owned by Verizon, but permission would have to be obtained from Verizon to install connections. If something different is considered for a new pole, permission would have to be obtained from the property owner and Village (for authorization to install and pay). The Board discussed the equipment and how it would be mounted; National Grid would need to know. Mayor Keville stated he would work on coordination of the best avenue for moving this project forward, whether it is the Verizon pole, or a new pole.
Onondaga Mayor’s Association Dinner Meeting – October
The Board discussed the authorization of prepayment for attendance at the Mayor’s Association Dinner Meeting October 18. Upon the motion made by Trustee Bough Martin, seconded by Mayor Keville, the Board authorizes prepayment for the October 2017 Onondaga Mayor’s Association Dinner Meeting for any Board member wishing to attend. All members present voting in favor.
OIN – WWTP Agreement
The Board discussed the request from the OIN for sewer services through the Village for the new facility being constructed on Route 5 which is located in the Town of Sullivan. Discussions have been held with OIN representatives and the Village in regard to setting reserves and rates for tying into the Village’s system. The Board wants to insure that all items are captured in one agreement; including a mechanism in place to monitor use, collection of payments, setting capacities, setting rates, to name a few of the concerns. Discussion will continue.
A second copy of the solicitor/vendor sample legislation was circulated to the Board members this evening. The Board was asked to review the information and respond to Counsel Bell with any comments or questions by the October meeting.
Zoning Use Chart
The Mayor spoke to the Board about the existing Land Use Activity charts in the Zoning Code. His thought is that some of the uses, permits, or zones might need revision. The Board began discussion of the different items in the chart and agreed that perhaps all three Boards should meet and review not only the charts but the definitions and the Code to be certain that the language and uses are understood before making any additions or changes. The Board agreed to have representatives from each Board meet on Monday, October 16 after the regular Zoning Board meeting. This discussion will be tabled until the October meeting.
General Abstract #4 vouchers 223-287 $229,194.73. Upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Bough Martin, Abstract #4 General Fund $229,194.73 approved for payment as outlined above. All members present voting in favor.
Sewer Abstract #4 vouchers 48-69 $55,446.28 Upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Horning, Abstract #4 Sewer Fund $55.446.28 approved for payment as outlined above. The Board discussed the LBD Enterprises invoice for $4075.80 and whether it should be processed for payment due to the death of Louis DeMario and the fact that the contract was a sole proprietorship. The Board agreed not to pay this invoice until it was determined where funds would go. All members present voting in favor.
Neighborhood Trail Fund – Voss Signs invoice for $12.95 was approved for payment upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Bough Martin. All members present voting in favor.
Upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Bough Martin, the Board went into Executive Session for discussion of contract and personnel matters at 9:20 p.m. All members present voting in favor.
Upon the motion made by Trustee Bough Martin, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, Executive Session closed at 10 p.m. All members present voting in favor. The Mayor advised that no action had taken place during the Executive Session.
The Board discussed the LBD Enterprises invoice for $4075.80 originally included in the abstract #4. Upon the motion made by Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Kopp, the Board instructed the Clerk to add the LBD Enterprises invoice for $4075.80 back into the Abstract and send it to the address that the Village has in the accounting file. All members present voting in favor.
The Board discussed a request from Police Chief Corey to increase the rate of pay for April Stanistreet to $17. Upon the motion made by Trustee Horning, seconded by Trustee Kopp, April Stanistreet's rate of pay will be increased to $17 effective September 27, 2017. All members present voting in favor.
With no further business, meeting adjourned at 10:17 p.m.
Jill A. Doss
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