Palmyra Village – March 4, 2013
Mayor Piccola called a Village of Palmyra meeting of the board to order at 7:05 PM in the Village Hall, following a budget hearing which began at 6:00 PM. Meeting minutes from the February, 18 2013 meeting and the February 20, 2013 Special Meeting were approved, as presented. The board also approved Vouchers #715-#749, of Abstract #10A, in the amount of $73,827.34. Under correspondence, it was announced that a letter from Workforce New York , information on the Welfare to Work Program was received, as was a letter from the NYS Department of Labor, with the results of the Village Hall inspection. It was reported that all the electrical repairs were made following the inspection.
During Trustee reports, Trustee Rick Perry noted that a new recruit application for the Fire Department was received for Mr. Dan Fogel. The application was approved by the board. He also reported on the Driving Force volunteers for the ambulance. It was determined that firefighters will need to take a CPR and driving course to be eligible. The county offered to pay the $5.00 fee for the CPR course, and the driving course will cost $8.50 for the workbook and test. A sign-up sheet will be placed out for interested volunteers, and arrangements for training will then be made. This was approved by the board.
Trustee Husk reported on work done during the month of February included the cemetery having 3 burials in February; the tree harvest continues to progress well; brochure holders have been removed and repaired; the new furnace has been installed in the Spring Street residence; re-wiring was done on the Franklin Street light pole; 7 plow and salt events occurred; summer equipment repairs have begun in preparation for the season; and 3 trees were removed, chopped, and the wood was stacked for sale on Park Drive.
Attorney Art Williams shared an informational piece with the board, explaining that a domestic dispute within the village last year resulted in an Order of Protection being issued against a village resident. Since then, the charges have been dismissed and sealed, and the individual has retained an attorney to re-establish a pistol permit. Attorney Williams explained that he has given his authorization for the reestablishment of the permit as there is no longer legal justification to oppose this request, and it will help the village avoid potential litigation. Additionally, Attorney Williams requested permission from the board to file a Recertification of Record of Activation for his services in order to simplify record-keeping, and this was approved by the board.
Mayor Piccola reported that he received a request from the Village of Port Byron for a letter of support for a canal project grant application. The board gave authorization for Mayor Piccola to write said letter of support. He also noted that a request was received from the Wayne County Fair Board to hold a 2 day Sportsman Show event on September 21st & 22nd. This request was approved. Lastly Mayor Piccola reported that the Division Street Bridge Asbestos abatement will be done this week, and the NYS Department of Transportation will then work on the design repair plan for the bridge.
In other business the board approved the following business items:
• Appointment of Mr. Dave Jankowski from the Library Board to the Cator Trust
• A Resolution to establish a Capital Project for a Boat Launch
• A Resolution to transfer funds of $27,325.58 to the new Capital Project
• Public Hearing set regarding the proposed budget for 2013-2014 to be held on March 18th at 7:00 PM
• Public Hearing set regarding a Preservation/revision of ordinance to be held on March 18th at 7:15 PM
• Village Clerk purchase of a new computer
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 8:05PM. The next regular meeting of the Village Board will be held on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall.
By Becky Block