Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

July 14, 2009: Regular Board Meeting

Body:
 

Mayor Maciol called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:00 PM followed by the pledge to the flag, and roll call.

Present:  Mayor Maciol, Trustee Bialek, Trustee Jarosz, Trustee McCoy, and Trustee Semeniak

Also present: Highway Supt Joe Cotrupe, Codes Enforcement Officer Dave Neary, Acting Police Chief Joe Palmer, Village Engineer Al Swierczek, and Village Attorney Bill Borrill,

OPEN FORUM

Rose Nassif - 5 Henderson St & Mark Nassif - 9 Henderson St - has some questions and concerns regarding Colonial Laundry and the holding ponds.  Al explained that the basins are for holding storm water and gradually draining it into the storm sewer so it won't overload the sewers.  Mark does not recall seeing these ditches on the plans and is concerned about the drainage so close to the sidewalk when the ditches are about five feet deep with no fencing or anything to cover them. 

Dave Neary stated that if it holds 18" of water or more it is treated like a pond and must have a fence.

Mayor will set up a meeting with Codes, Engineer and Colonial to discuss these concerns along with the fence setback from the road and signage.

Michelle Grande - 200 Main Street - is concerned about the moving of the No Parking sign on Greenman Ave.  Mayor explained that the sign presently is not in compliance with the village law per Chief Palmer's research.  Trustee Semeniak stated he feels we need to be in compliance with the law.  Trustee Jarosz has turned onto Greenman from Main with a car parked in that area and was almost in an accident, and feel it is necessary to move the sign to be in compliance with our village law and for safety reasons.

Dan Caruso - looking to find out the status of the demolition permit for 44 Greenman Ave.  Dave explained that our village law states that we cannot have a parking lot in a residential zoning which he feels will be done once the house is demolished.  To do that would require a variance or zone change.   Dave will set up a meeting with the Muvihill's to explain the village law, Dan will also attend.

REGULAR BUSINESS

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve Abstract #2 - General Fund vouchers A069-A152 totaling $104,185.49 and Library vouchers L008-L023 in the amount of $4,214.83 for a total of $108,400.32

Discussion on voucher A130 - repairs on Engine 1.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve the May's Treasurer's report along with the end of the year transfers as presented.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the June's Treasurer's report as presented.

For audit purposes the Clerk stated that we have ordered and received heavy trash permits numbered from 8001 - 9000.

Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to approve the minutes of the June 9th regular board meeting.

DEPARTMENTS

Recreation - Trustee McCoy reported that the parks have 15 to 20 children attending per day with 67 children registered.  Concerts are going well.  On June 18th we received free Smoke Free Mohawk Valley t-shirts along with a $200 gift card from Wal-Mart and a recycling container for the park. Mayor Maciol stated the Bell Festival was a great success and a special thank you to the committee, Doreen, Deb, Ken, John, Highway Dept, and Ken Jarosz.

Police - Chief Palmer gave his report tomorrow.  He received an estimate to fix the 2004 Chevy Impala at the cost of $1,923.80 from Majka's.  Chief would like to get two more quotes.  This is the first major breakdown with this vehicle. Would like permission to expend $500 from the police budget to put into the evidence room for updates. Permission granted. 

Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the May police report.  Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the June police report.  Mayor Maciol thanked Acting Chief Palmer for helping us these last few months.  Chief Palmer thanked everyone for their support.

Highway - Joe gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office.  Trustee Semeniak asked for a compliance update with the PESH issues.  Joe stated that they are in compliance except for the training which will be done before September.  There was a discussion on cleaning debris from the sewers.  There will be MS4 Training in Kirkland on July 28th

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the Highway report.

Fire Department - Trustee Bialek is asking to give Chief Glenn permission to purchase two portable radios and two speaker upgrades at $964.60; nine new pagers at $3,462.75; and replace the radio in Truck 1 which is required by 2011 at $2,011.96.  These quotes from Mid-State are good for 30 days and are included in the 2009/2010 budget. Resolution 74-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to allow Chief Glenn to purchase the above items.  

Code Enforcement - Dave gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office.  Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the Codes report.

Engineer - Al reported he is looking into the pillar reconstruction at Clinton and Burrstone intersection near the railroad crossing.  They are trying to recover bricks from another pillar that has been found buried in the same area to use to in the reconstruction of these pillars.

DEC has approved the fishing pier at Pietryka Park.

Al is looking into how we are doing with the mapping of our storm system for the MS4 storm water activities.

Attorney - working on the Country Club easement issue regarding Glod and Comenale, haven't heard from Attorney DeTralia as of yet. The tax grievance regarding Burrstone Associates was filed in error.  Would like to thank the board for allowing him to attend the NYCOM Conference in Saratoga.

NEW BUSINESS

2009 Road Paving Bids Results - five bids books were picked up and three bids came back.

Base Bid

Alt #1

Alt #2

Alt #3

Total

Central Paving

22,960.00

5,265.00

5,070.00

4,680.00

37,975.00

A.Valariano

32,480.00

7,560.00

7,020.00

6,240.00

53,300.00

Ocuto Blacktop

47,040.00

13,500.00

13,000.00

12,000.00

85,540.00

Resolution 75-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to award the 2009 Road Paving Bid to Central Paving at the bid of $37,975.00.  Al will have them check into the manhole at the bottom of Maple at Main.

2009 Sanitary Sewer Sealing Bid Results - six bid books were picked up and two bids returned.

Base Bid

Alt #1

Alt #2

Alt #3

Total

New England Pipe Cleaning

15,167.80

23,336.01

10,750.00

4,515.00

53,768.81

National Water Main Cleaning

16,625.00

26,459.34

11,980.03

3.363.00

58,427.37

Resolution 76-2009 - Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to award the base bid of $15,167.80 to New England Pip Cleaning with Alt #1 and 2 contingent on paperwork being signed and approved by the Town of New Hartford and Village Attorney before the Mayor signs.

FD New Member - Resolution 77-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve new probationary member Kristie L. King per recommendation of the fire department.

Resolution 78-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to approve Chief Glenn and Lt. Klenotiz to attend the Fire House Expo in Baltimore Maryland on July 24th -25th with two nights lodging at $454.00 and to use Car 1.

Budget Notices - Mayor sent budget memos to all department heads on June 15th and on June 19th sent another with budget breakdowns.

Thank you - from Elaine Montrose

Court Grant - Resolution 79-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to grant permission to the court to apply for a 2009 Justice Court Assistance Program (JCAP) Grant through the Unified Court System up to $30,000 for security in the court room or renovations.  This is a non-matching grant.

Council of Villages - will be Wednesday July 15th in Oriskany at 6:30 pm.

NYCOM Recognition - the 9-11 Memorial was chosen to be in the 100th anniversary book.

Smoke Detectors - need replacing in the building and will be done by Sentential Security.

OLD BUSINESS

Stimulus Update - Kirsten Gellibrand has a new bill that went through on the transportation authorization giving us a deadline of 6 PM Thursday July 16th to submit our request for the 2009 Transportation Reauthorization Project Request Form for the village's "Main Street Reconstruction" project.  Al feels he can meet this request.

Police Consolidation Update - nothing to report.

Police Chief Vacancy - Mayor explained the procedure he and the village board took to hire a new police chief.

 Resolution 80-2009 - Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve Robert Swenszkowski as our new Police Chief effective immediately at the salary of $48,500.

Roll call vote:                          Trustee Bialek                         Yes

                                                Trustee Jarosz                          Yes

                                                Trustee McCoy                       Yes

                                                Trustee Semeniak                    Yes

                                                Mayor Maciol                          Yes

Motion passed.

Mayor and Board thanked Acting Chief Palmer for all that he did while in the Chief's position.  He will now go back to being a part time patrolman at the rate of $16.20 per hour.

Mudd Creek Dredging Project - Al spoke with the county and they agreed to use the county mapping which will cut the $12,000 price down to $4,700.  Trustee Bialek feels we should go back to the Town of New Hartford to see if they will participate with the price at $4,700.

Resolution 81-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to allow the Village to pay 1/3 of $4,700 if the Town participates or ½ of the $4,700 if they don't along with the Sauquoit Creek Basin paying the other portion.

Garbage Bag Price Change - as of July 13th the green bags increased 25 cents per bag.  Small bags are now $2.00 and large bags $2.75.

School Traffic Signal Project - Power line Construction is working on this project which is underway and scheduled to be finished in 90 days.

MAYOR BUSINESS

Smoke Testing - Oneida County Sewer District will be conducting sewer smoke testing through July.

Clinton Shoe Center - repaired our large flag for free.

TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee Bialek - nothing

Trustee Jarosz - nothing

Trustee McCoy - would like executive session

Trustee Semeniak - asked if anyone was able checked into getting prices on selling the limestone from the #2 Mill.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:57 PM and enter into executive session to discuss park personnel matter.

Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to adjourn the executive session at 9:30 PM with no action taken and reopen the regular meeting.

With no further business, Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to adjourn the regular board meeting at 9:30 PM.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                    Sharon A. Guca

                                                                                    Village Clerk/Treasurer