Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

September 27, 2006: Workshop

Body:

Village of New York Mills

Workshop

September 27, 2006


Mayor Maciol opened the workshop at 7:20 PM.


Present:  Mayor Maciol, Trustee Baryla-White, Trustee Bialek and Trustee Semeniak

Absent:  Trustee Jarosz (open house at school)

Also present was Chief Frankland


Discussion on overtime and grant scheduling, no action taken.



Village of New York Mills

Public Hearing

September 27, 2006

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to open the Public Hearing at 8:55 PM for the Restore NY Grant.

Present:  Mayor Maciol, Trustee Baryla-White, Trustee Bialek, and Trustee Semeniak

Absent:  Trustee Jarosz (open house at school)


Mayor Maciol read the following legal notice:

PUBLIC HEARING

&

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT LIST


This publication shall serve as notice of the intent of the Village of New York Mills to file an application with the Empire State Development Corporation of the State of New York for funding through the Restore NY program.


The Village of New York Mills intends to request a total of $ 247,000 to complete fit-out of the soon-to-be constructed New York Mills Senior Center on the site of the former Mill #2 building.  Included in the fit-out will be finished flooring, electrical service, restrooms, small counter area with sink and cabinets, air conditioning, tables and chairs.  Additionally, the Village intends to seek funding to complete a parking lot to serve the Senior Center and the shared community space.  The parking area will accommodate approximately sixty seven (67) vehicles and will include asphalt pavement, curbing, lighting and landscaping.


This publication shall also serve as fulfillment of the requirement to publish the Property Assessment List.  The sole property to be improved with Restore NY funding is the site of the former Mill #2 building located on Church Street in the Village of New York Mills.  The project involves rehabilitation/new construction on a public/institutional building that has a footprint of approximately 11,000 square feet.


The Village Board has scheduled a public hearing for this project on September 27, 2006 at 7:30 PM.  All comments on the proposed project will be considered at that time.


No one from the public was present to speak. 


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to approve the following resolution of support:

    WHEREAS, grant funding has been made available through the State of New York and administered by the Empire State Development Corporation.  The funding program, Restore NY, aims to assist communities that continue to face economic challenges resulting in a large stock of vacant and dilapidated housing and industrial facilities, particularly in urban areas.  Funding is available for several eligible activities, including: stabilization of residential neighborhoods; removal of obsolete commercial or industrial buildings; attraction of new residents through construction and rehabilitation of existing residential properties and attraction of new commercial, industrial, retail or mixed-use development to urban areas; and

            WHEREAS, the Village’s plan for the revitalization of the site of the former Mill #2 is the most significant development project in the Village’s recent history, one that promises to create additional residential development for the Village’s senior population while also providing space for community meetings and a new home for the Village Senior Center; and

                        NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED THAT the New York Mills Village Board has reviewed the proposed Restore NY grant application funding proposal and has conducted the required public hearing.  The Village Board finds that the proposed funding request totaling $247,000 is appropriate based on the size of scale of proposed improvements for the New York Mills Senior Center.  Additionally, the Village Board finds that the funding proposal adequately and cost-effectively addresses the needs of New York Mills residents in a way that promotes an appropriate balance between economic development and preservation of community resources.  Finally, the Village Board finds that the funding proposal enhances existing infrastructure in a manner that expands the potential for job creation and retention.  Based on this review and the review of the program guidelines, the Village Board hereby authorizes Mayor Robert M. Maciol to submit the Restore NY funding proposal to the Empire State Development Corporation for consideration

                        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Village Board hereby authorizes the Mayor to enter into any and all necessary agreements upon successful award of the funding proposal.

Roll call vote:                Trustee Baryla-White              Yes

                                    Trustee Bialek                         Yes

                                    Trustee Semeniak                    Yes

                                    Mayor Maciol                          Yes

Motion carried.


Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to close the public hearing at 9 PM.  Motion carried.           


Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to allow Nelson Associates to put to bid the first week of October the $106,000 portion of work to be completed for the Community Center with the bids to be back to the Clerk by 3 PM on November 7th.


Mayor read a thank you from Robyn Bailey and from the family of Anita Rzepka.

Mayor also read a letter of appreciation Dave Neary received from Country Club Court.


The Village Court received a letter stating they have been awarded a grant for security equipment and supplies in the amount of $1,820.00.


Also received a letter from Joe Miller thanking us for fixing the hazard he wrote about.


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to adjourn the workshop.  Mayor Maciol adjourned the workshop at 9:10 PM.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                                                        Sharon A. Guca

                                                                        Village Clerk/Treasurer