Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

August 14, 2007: Regular Board Meeting

Body:
 

Mayor Maciol called the board meeting to order at 7 PM followed by the pledge to the flag and roll call.

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

Also present: Village Attorney William Borrill, Highway Supervisor Joe Cotrupe, Village Engineer Al Swierczek, Codes Enforcement Officer Dave Neary; Planning Board Members - John Meagher, John Montrose, Lynn Cross, and Jim Bombace

 

Public Hearing on Local Law #8 for 2007

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to open the public hearing at 7:02 PM.

 

Mayor read the public notice to amend the current "prohibited parking on Main Street 20 feet north and 20 feet south of the Twin Ponds entrance" to "prohibit parking 20 feet north and 40 feet south on the Twin Ponds entrance".

 

Dr. Stanley Rosinski - 170 Main Street, does not feel safety is an issue, other areas are only 15 feet from the corners.  He feels 40 feet should be denied, he sees no other congested areas being looked at.

 

Mayor had Chief Frankland research blotters back to the 70's and seven accidents were reported in that area.

 

Dr. Donald Rosinski - 170 Main Street, doesn't feel Twin Ponds is any different from any other business; five businesses depend on parking in that area.  Why restrict the entire day when it not the whole day that Twin Ponds has traffic.  He is against the 40 feet.

 

Joe Girmonde - 169 Main Street, Twin Ponds, acknowledged that it is a very dangerous area, and it is only one parking space.

 

Marie Goodemote - 54 Greenman Ave, a patient of Dr. Rosinski's, it is very hard to find a parking space especially during the winter months.

 

Judy Rosinski-White - Physical Therapist has patients parking by St. Mary's.

 

Gino Borrometi - Main Street, we can't assume an accident might happen, we need the one space, it's not fair.

 

Trustee Bialek - it's really a driveway, not an intersection, it is a hazardous intersection and something needs to be done.

 

Trustee White - doesn't feel we need to change anything.

 

Trustee Jarosz - we have trees that need to come down, if the tree is an issue we will look into it. Parked cars are an issue also, too many close calls.  Time restrictions are a possibility, it's pretty dangerous.

 

Trustee Semeniak - it's a safety issue, has had trouble himself coming out of Twin Ponds.  We need to review the other areas, time restrictions are a possibility but it is a dangerous area.

 

Dr. Rosinski suggested having the Police Department monitor the area for speeders coming down the hill into traffic.

 

Trustee Semeniak suggested looking at other possibilities in other areas like Greenman Ave.

 

Lucy Borrometi - there is no room on Main Street to park.

 

Joe Girmonde - stated he did not request the sign to be moved.

 

Lynn Cross - Square Street, has a problem getting out on Main Street, suggested a stop sign at the bottom of the driveway at Twin Ponds.

 

Trustee Bialek stated that we know we have a safety issues, we need to sit down and discuss the problem which is definitely a problem area:

•1)      Stop sign at Twin Ponds,

•2)      Tree removal,

•3)      Signed changed to 20 feet from driveway.

 

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to close the public hearing at 7:45 PM and move the No Parking sign back to 20 feet from the driveway per existing local law.

 

Public Hearing - Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies

 

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to open the public hearing at 7:48 PM.

Mayor read the legal notice for the purpose of receiving public comment on the Short Environmental Assessment Form (SEQR) filed by Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies located at 2 Wurz Ave, NYM.  The project is expected to include the following agency/municipal approvals:

  • Designation of the parcel as an "Empire Zone",
  • A zoning change to "M-1 Manufacturing" from PD Planned Development"
  • If applicable, a site plan review of proposed building addition.

 

Mark Mojave representing Oriskany Manufacturing gave an overview of the project and Peter Zawko from the Empire Zone was also present.

They are a privately owned company that manufactures metal tubing for buses.  They would like to build a 26,000 square foot building on the existing concrete pad, have 38 parking spaces.  There would be no change in the Stormwater management due the concrete pad already existing.  With an M-1 zoning they would have a 50 foot setback and cedar hedges as a buffer.  They employ 50 people presently and within the next five years should be adding an additional 50 employees.

 

John Meagher read the definitions of PD and M-1.

 

Trustee White asked if hazardous materials will be on the site. 

 

Peter Moskal - 514 Main Street, stated that years ago Bonide wanted to change to M-1 and we fought them and won.  We do no want a building 50 feet from our homes.

 

Christine Krupa - 504 Main Street, agrees with Peter, every addition Bonide did was done illegally, even the slab is illegal and less than 50 feet from her property.  She objects to the zoning change.

 

Dave Neary - slab is illegal and was done without a permit, a stop work order was issued back then.

 

Tom Rowlands - 520 Main Street, feels the same as Chris and Pete.

 

Chris Krupa - does the Empire Zone reduce their taxes and increase ours?

Peter Zawko - No, the village does not lose tax money with the Empire Zone.

 

Mark Mojave stated they are aware of the previous problems and history along with the apartment building.

 

Tom Rowlands asked if this project hinges on a zoning change or can this business exist without the zone change.

 

Mark Mojave stated that they intend to grow this company.

 

Trustee Bialek stated under PD we have a certain amount of control. Back then we were fighting Bonide it was the expansion we were fighting, not just the chemicals.

 

Mark is just asking tonight for SEQR approval, not an expansion or zoning change.

 

The SEQR is looking at environmental impacts to see if this project will have a negative affect on our environment.

 

Mayor read Part 2 of the SEQR form to be completed by us as lead agency.

 

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to give the mayor permission to sign the negative declaration noting "This negative declaration is only for existing site and building.  Should applicant want to expand the building or change the zoning, they need to perform a new SEQR review".

Roll call vote:              Trustee Baryla-White                          Yes

                                    Trustee Bialek                                     No

                                    Trustee Jarosz                                      Yes

                                    Trustee Semeniak                                Yes

                                    Mayor Maciol                                      Yes

Motion carried.

 

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to close the public hearing at 9:40 PM.

 

OPEN FORUM

Pat Doggett - 160 Main Street, concerned with the water hazard on the 17th hole at Twin Ponds, the golf balls are flying across the street and breaking windows.  She has had to replace windows at her expense.  Can Twin Ponds do anything to prevent this?  Trustee Bialek will speak with Mr. Girmonde.

 

Tim Carey - owns two lots in Country Club that are heavily wooded, if he cuts the trees will the village take them.  Approval was given.

 

Gene Sampson - 11 Crest Way, looking for a solution to the water running off Country Club and backing up into his property, especially when the snow melts.  Will have Joe watch the area.  Mayor will ask Mrs. Jagiello about an easement along with doing some research.

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept Abstract #3: General vouchers A117-A196 in the amount of $92,451.38; Library vouchers L022-L030 in the amount of $5,398.23 for a total of $97,849.61.

 

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to approve the June Treasurers report as presented.

 

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to approve the July Treasurers report as presented. Check numbers for July: general 10952-11044, payroll 6222-6306.

 

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the minutes of the July 10th meeting as presented.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Recreation - Holiday on Main Street will be December 9th from 5pm to 8pm.  Mayor Maciol stated that Yorkville had some questions regarding the Intermunicipal Park Agreement this year and will hope to have it in place for next year.

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the Recreation report which is on file in the Clerk's office..

 

Police - St. Mary's Festival went well.  Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Police report which is on file in the Clerk's office.

 

Highway - Joe gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office. Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee white to have Central New York Tree cut the designated trees at the cost of $1,875.00.  Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Highway report.

 

Fire Department - Trustee Bialek stated that at fire contracts talks with Whitestown, Oriskany and Yorkville want to go with a %.  Trustee Bialek feels this would be going backwards.  He feels we should have a one year contract not a three year contract.  We need to set up another meeting with Mayors or Commissioners before October 10th.

The hot water tank went in the Fire House, Trustee Bialek suggested a heat on demand one, Trustee Jarosz will look into it.

 

Code Enforcement - Dave gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office.  He is looking into form letters for pool owners, will speak with Bill for approval.  Would like to have a meeting with other Code Officers in our board room in October to discuss matters.  Would like to see a Peace Officer position, not necessarily with a gun.  Dave will get a job description.  Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Codes report.

 

Engineer - Al stated the adjustments and concrete work should be done on Main Street this week with the paving to follow soon thereafter.

 

Attorney - nothing

 

NEW BUSINESS

Thank you's - Received thank you cards from the family of Linda Fresco and the family of Leontine Cerino.

 

Community Center Ribbon Cutting - will be Monday August 20th at 3:30 PM.

 

NYCOM Fall Conference - will be September 17-21 at the Saratoga Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

 

Children's Miracle Network Run - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee White to approve the run to go through the village on Sunday September 9th from 8 am to 10 am.

 

Park Attendant Resignation - Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the resignation of Tammy Fisher as Recreation Director effective August 17th.

 

Sacred Heart/St. Mary's - September 9th Sacred Heart will be closing and moving everything to St. Mary's.

 

Natalie Spellman Request - would like to offer our park pavilions to soldiers that are being called back to duty to have some family time before they leave.  Board is ok with this request.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Pulaski Park Fence - Mayor looked into prices of fencing for that area.  Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee White to deny the fence request.

 

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to enter into executive session at 11:15 to discuss union negotiations.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to reopen the board meeting at 11:25 PM.

 

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to give Mayor Maciol permission to sign the Highway Union Contract for 2007-2010.

Roll call vote:              Trustee Baryla-White              Yes

                                    Trustee Bialek                         Yes

                                    Trustee Jarosz                          Yes

                                    Trustee Semeniak                    Yes

                                    Mayor Maciol                          Yes

Motion carried.

 

MAYOR BUSINESS

Pasty Glista has retired from the American Red Cross and the Red Cross would like to donate a tree and park benches in her honor to the village, the board is ok with this.

 

TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee White - nothing

Trustee Bialek - nothing

Trustee Jarosz - checked into the stones left from the Community Center, we need to decide what we want to do with them.

Trustee Semeniak - would like to congratulate Mayor on Accent on Excellence award.

 

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to adjourn the meeting.

Mayor Maciol adjourned the meeting at 11:20 PM.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Sharon A. Guca

                                                                        Village Clerk/Treasurer