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October 28, 2015 Workshop Meeting

  • 12 November 2015
  • Author: Mary O'Sullivan
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The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion was held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:00 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, Peter Sidari and Attorney John C Gavenda. .

 

Also in attendance were Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti, Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks and Fire Chief/Animal Control Officer Harry Papponetti 

 

Mayor London opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 PM.

 

APPROVED SALE OF SURPLUS

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Banker to approve the list of items provided by Cemetery Supervisor Jason Zicari as surplus/scrap.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:

The Board of Trustees received monthly reports from the Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks, Animal Control Officer Harry Papponetti,  Police Chief Roland Nenni, Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti, Cemetery Supervisor Jason Zicari, Chief Sewer Treatment Plant Operator Aric Albright and Chief Water treatment Plant Operator Kevin Miller.

The board did not receive a monthly report from the Clerk’s Office.

 

BANNERS DISCUSSED

Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks updated the board on the status of the historical banners for downtown.  The banners are in need of replacement.  Dale suggested that the board plan on budgeting for forty (40) new banners for downtown.  He will email the board with further information.

 

BULLARD PARK SLED HILL 

Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks would like to transfer $5000.00 from the Park Reserve fund to his parks account (A7110) to purchase jute mesh so that the sled hill can be properly hydro-seeded.   The mesh will help to hold the grass seed in place.  Steel steps will also be installed.

Moved by Trustee Farone, seconded by Trustee Sidari to transfer $5000.00 from the Park Reserve account to A7110 (parks) to finish the sled hill.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVE TO INCREASE LINE ITEMS

The Village received $6300.00 for the sale of a sander at auction. Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks requested the money be put into equipment reserve.   The Board of Trustees discussed funding of the LDC.  Ron Vendetti was recently named the Chief Executive Officer for the LDC.  He stated that the LDC would like the Village to provide a loan of $1500.00 for their 501-c and $3000.00 for a downtown rental assistance grant.

Moved by Trustee Katsanis, seconded by Trustee Farone to increase A2650 (Scrap) and

A9550.904 (Equipment Reserve) by $1800 and allocate the remaining $4500.00 to the LDC for their 501-c and downtown rental assistance grant.

                                                           

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

 

AFD SUPPORT STAFF DISCUSSED

Fire Chief Harry Papponetti addressed the Board of Trustees regarding the Fire Department’s support staff.  The support staff is covered under the Village’s policy with Albion Agencies. Chief Papponetti believes they should be covered under Orleans County Self Insurance as well.  The County will not cover support staff.  The Village Clerk’s office will check with Albion Agencies to see how much coverage the Fire Department support staff currently has.

FIRE HYDRANTS

Fire Chief Papponetti addressed the Board of Trustees regarding parking spaces in front of fire hydrants.   There are a few spots downtown where parking spaces were striped which block fire hydrants.  Mayor London will look into the issue and see if these spots can be re-positioned. 

 

COHEN LAW GROUP

Attorney John Gavenda is working on the franchise agreement with Time Warner Communication.  Cohen Law Group will be providing him with further information soon.  He will provide the Board of Trustees with an update as soon as one is available.

 

RPZ (BACKFLOW) TESTING DISCUSSED

The Board of Trustees discussed RPZ annual testing.   This is a requirement for anyone who has a backflow prevention device.  Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator Kevin Miller will be responsible for the annual testing documentation and the maintenance of the testing records. 

 

SOLAR PANEL PROJECT UPDATE

Trustee Katsanis provided the Board of Trustees with an update on the solar panel project. Larsen Engineers is currently working on the getting the subdivision of the property and the SEQR.  Trustee Katsanis will provide the board with updates throughout the process.

Attorney Gavenda will look into any variance or zoning issues.

 

126 NORTH MAIN STREET

The Board of Trustees received a quote from Kevin Allen for representation regarding 126 North Main Street. 

 

DOWNTOWN DISCUSSION

Trustee Farone stated that his Tuesday meetings are going well.  He will be meeting with the merchants on November 10, 2015 at 6:00pm.   Trustee Sidari looked into diagonal parking on Main Street.  The Department of Transportation is opposed to the idea due to safety concerns.

 

 

APPROVED MINUTES

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis that in as much as each member received a copy of the minutes of  October 14, 2015 and October 21, 2015 and there being one spelling error on the October 14, 2015 minutes page 3: duscussed to discussed, the minutes are hereby approved as written.

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVED PAYMENT TO ALBION AGENCIES

Moved by Trustee Sidari and seconded by Trustee Banker to approve payment to Albion Agencies for $1343.39 for changes to the insurance policy.

 

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

 

AUTHORIZE MAYOR TO SIGN

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Sidari authorizing the Mayor to sign the insurance renewal agreement with McNeil Company for the Albion Fire Department as presented by Albion Agencies.

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVED PAYMENT TO BERNARD DONEGAN

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone to approve payment to Bernard Donegan Inc. for $1124.90 for professional services rendered.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

 

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES DISCUSSED

Mayor London informed the Board of Trustees that he had met with Department Heads to discuss grant opportunities.  These include grants for infrastructure, records retention, canal improvements, cemetery chapel repairs and emergency response equipment. 

 

 

APPROVED TO INCREASE LINE ITEMS

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Sidari to increase line items A2680 (Insurance Recoveries) and A 3120.203 (Police Cars) in the amount of:  $33,947.30 for the replacement of the K9 Vehicle.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

MEETING ADJOURNED

Moved by Trustee Katsanis  and seconded by Trustee Sidari that there being no further business, the meeting is hereby adjourned at 8:28  pm.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                5 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Mary L. O’Sullivan

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

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