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October 21, 2015 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion was held Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM, at the Village Hall, 35 East Bank Street, Albion, New York.

 

Present were Mayor Dean London, Deputy Mayor Eileen S Banker, Stanley Farone, Gary Katsanis and Attorney John C Gavenda..

 

Trustee Peter Sidari was absent.

 

Also in attendance were Police Chief Roland Nenni,  Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti and Brad Kelly of Larsen Engineers. 

 

Mayor London opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance at 5:30 PM.

 

SOLAR ENERGY PROPOSALS – FINAL ANALYSIS

Brad Kelly of Larsen Engineers presented a final analysis of the proposals received on October 13, 2015 for the installation of solar panels at the Water Treatment Plant on Wilson Road and the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Densmore Street.  Mr. Kelly made a preliminary presentation at the Regular board meeting held on October 14, 2015.  Attorney Gavenda reviewed the proposals with the Board of Trustees.

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PURCHASE AGREETMENT

Trustee Katsanis presented the following resolution and moved its adoption.  It was seconded by Trustee Farone.

WHEREAS:  The Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion authorizes the Mayor to sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to buy Solar Photovoltaic power (electricity) on behalf of the Village following a competitive procurement process, proposal analysis and recommendation facilitated by Larsen Engineers.

 

WHEREAS:  A PPA will provide a means for the Village to realize consistent and competitive electricity pricing over the course of twenty years.  Through the PPA process, an experienced Solar Developer will build a PV system, with zero upfront costs to the Village, on land the Village owns and leases to the Developer.  Per the PPA, the Solar developer will sell power produced by the PV system to the Village at a rate significantly lower than what the Village is currently paying to Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (d/b/a National Grid).

 

WHEREAS: At the end of the PPA term, the Village will have the option to:

  1. Direct the Solar Developer to remove the PV system at the Solar Developer’s expense, or

  2. Extend the PPA, or

  3. Negotiate for ownership of the Solar PV system, continue to generate power and assume the responsibility of Operation and Maintenance.

     

    WHEREAS: Per the agreement with Larsen Engineers dated March 30, 2015, Larsen shall be compensated by the selected solar developer under the Power Purchase Agreement

     

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: By the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion, New York, as follows:

     

    UPON MEETING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

  1. Approval of Developer’s PPA document by the Village Attorney

  2. Positive recommendation of Developer’s proposal by Larsen Engineers

  3. Financial projections of PPA indicating satisfactory savings

  4. Larsen Engineers provides the Village Board of Trustees with a letter indicating the reasons the lowest bidder was not recommended

     

    The Village Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the Mayor to sign the Power Purchase Agreement on behalf of the Village to purchase power (electricity) through the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

     

    FURTHERMORE: The Village Clerk is hereby directed to maintain to maintain for public inspection, a file containing a copy of this resolution and place a copy with the project records. And, this resolution shall take effect immediately.

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    The Village Board of Trustees would like Chief Sewer Treatment Plant Operator Aric Albright be the liason for this project.

     

    APPROVE PAYMENT TO BERGMANN

    Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approving payment to Bergmann Associates in the amount of $3773.47 for the Clarendon Street Bridge Project. 

     

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    544 EAST STATE STREET DISCUSSED

    The Board of Trustees discussed the vacant property at 544 East State Street.   CEO Vendetti stated that he will be scheduling a meeting with the LDC in the near future to discuss several issues including this property. 

     

    126 NORTH MAIN STREET DISCUSSED

    The Board of Trustees discussed obtaining outside legal representation in this matter

     

    VILLAGE OF HOLLEY POLICE CONTRACT

    The Board of Trustees reviewed the contract between the Village of Albion and the Village of Holley for the services of the police chief.   There were some typing errors which were corrected during the review.  

    A motion was made by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone to approve the contract between the Village of Albion and the Village of Holley for police chief services with the discussed corrections.  Chief Nenni requested the compensation rate be referenced in the motion.

    There was no vote.

    An amended motion was made by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Banker to approve the agreement between the Village of Albion and the Village of Holley for the services of the police chief with the discussed corrections.   Compensation will be at the rate of $12,250 per year throughout the term of the contract.  

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Banker to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel matters at 6:16 pm.

     

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION CLOSED

    Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Banker  to come out of executive session at 6:35 pm.                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    MEETING ADJOURNED

    Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis that there being no further business, the meeting is hereby adjourned at 6:36 pm.

     

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    4 Ayes                         0 Nays

    Respectfully submitted,

     

     

    Mary L. O’Sullivan

    Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

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