Village of Lyons – February 12, 2013
Deputy Mayor Alvaro introduced Phil and Don from AP Plumbing. The purpose of their presentation was to give an overview of the services they offer opposed to the Village of Lyons purchasing a sewer jet. They assured the Village they can respond in hours, not days, if needed. They will provide a rate structure. AP Plumbing will put a rate sheet together for the Village of Lyons and list all services offered. Deputy Mayor Alvaro thanked Steve Corcoran for doing the leg work to get the information on AP Plumbing.
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, reported that he researched case laws for the excessive water and sewer bill at 10 Spencer Street. He found nothing similar to that circumstance. The water meter was installed in 1984 and the house was sold 8 years ago. A inside reading was never done at the time of the sale. Williams, stated it has been 29 years since a meter was installed. He suggests pro-rate 8 years for billing purposes at the old water and sewer rate. This was approved
Mayor Kleisle reported two vacant properties in the Village of Lyons have had pipes frozen causing water leaks at those locations. At one property the cellar had 4 feet of water in the basement and in the other the radiators burst. In the past, the property owner has paid water and sewer per square foot for the water loss. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, commented that, if the water went through the meter, the Village must bill them for the water. If the village is confident the water did not go through the sewer, they can back out the sewer.
Robert Kelley and Jessica Edgington were in attendance to discuss the future of the Lyons Main Street Program. They advised the Village Board they are trying to get the program started again. They are working on changing the image of the Lyons Main Street Program. People see it as a festival agency. The goal is to revamp store fronts, bring businesses to Lyons, and review executive duties. A brochure will be created to do an outreach. They are looking to change the office to have an information center and a place to get grant information.
Mayor Kleisle commented the Village Board is behind the Lyons Main Street Program 100%. This will be the fourth year the Village of Lyons pledges $10,000 to this program. The Village will write a check for $5,000, budget allocated, and the remainder will be reassessed once we see how the program is doing.
Resolved that the 2012-2013 budget be amended in G2680 Insurance recoveries, and G8120.266 Equipment, in the amount of $11,085.00 for the 2001 Ford pickup that was totaled due to fire damage.
RESOLVED that the auditor’s Draft Report for May 31, 2012, for the single audit conducted was approved as written.
Village Clerk, Denise Darcangelis, advised the Board the position for the Part -Time Water Sewer Clerk is still vacant. The person selected declined the position. They will be advertising again.
Mayor Kleisle read a letter of resignation from Andrea T. Evangelist. She is resigning from the Joint Village and Town Planning Board effective immediately. Vacancy will be filled in the future. Accepted and a thank you letter was to be sent to her for serving on the Planning Board.
Mayor Kleisle stated there is a bill in legislation making it mandatory for banks to provide municipalities with contact information of property managers or other parties responsible for upkeep and maintenance if foreclosed or abandoned properties. She asked that a resolution be passed for support for New York State contact information for vacant structures. The board will send a support letter.
Mayor Kleisle reported the New York State Department of Health has issued a Water Sample Schedule Report for 2013. This is on file with the Village Clerk.
Communication was received from Charles Bridger, a resident at 77 Phelps Street. He is scheduled to have an apartment inspection this year. He is requesting a copy of the local law that authorizes the Village to inspect apartments. He is currently working on his house to place it on the market in 2014. A discussion took place. It was determined to give him three months to comply and if he refuses to have his property inspected, his Certificate of Occupancy will be revoked. A letter will be sent to him.
Mayor Kleisle read the Village Justice Report for January 2013. The number of cases reported to audit and control was 139, fines collected $8,324.50, and bail collected $6,300. Mayor Kleisle also read the annual report for the Village Justice. These are on file with the Village Clerk.
Mayor Kleisle was authorized to execute the contract with the Town of Lyons for Fire Protection in the amount of $153,280.94.
Dates and times were discussed for budget workshops. The first one is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 8 A.M. at the Village Hall. A public notice will go on the Village’s bulletin board, on our website, and the newspaper will be notified.
Authorization was granted for Michael Salerno, Tom Gowan, and Richard Wunder to attend a NYRWA seminar on April 25, 2013, in Mt. Morris, on Line Location/Leak Detection.
Mayor Kleisle appointed the three remaining positions for the Dissolution Plan Committee Members, Joan Smith, resides at 88 Montezuma Street, James Pacello III, resides on Mount Pleasant Road, and Thea Hall who resides at 37 Ashley Street.
Mayor Kleisle announced two Request for Qualifications were received for the Dissolution Plan and Analysis of Alternatives, MRB/group and CGR.
After a lengthy discussion, it was determined to award this to MRB/group.
Mayor Kleisle reported notice was received from the State of New York the Waste Water Treatment Plant project, GIGP, has been fully completed in accordance with the requirements set forth the Grant Agreement between the Village of Lyons and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.
Mayor Kleisle reviewed Bob Stopper’s report on the Canal. He gave an update on activities of the forthcoming boating season and gave an overview of the 2012 boating season. He is looking to do a trifold color Lyons historical brochure that will contain historical sites of the village and town. Mayor Kleisle thanked Mr. Stopper for everything he has done along with all of the people who take time to welcome the boaters to the Village of Lyons.
Authorization was granted to donate $500.00 for the color trifold Lyons historical brochure.
Authorization was granted for David DeWolf to attend a NYRWA seminar on February 21, 2013, in Waterloo, on Process Measurement and Control at a cost of $38.00
Trustee Dobbins read and signed a Declaration of Interest in Contract. This prohibits the Village of Lyons to purchase items from businesses he owns while serving as a Trustee. This is required by General Municipal Law Article 18 and is on file with the Village Clerk.
The Lyons Police Department report for the month of January 2013 is on file with the Village Clerk.
Chief Bogan presented the 2012 Annual Police Report. Chief Bogan reported Police Officer Michael Fera has started in the academy.
Attendance was authorized for the Village Board, Zoning Board, Planning Board, Code Enforcement Officer, Mayor, and Clerk Treasurer to attend various trainings at the Wayne County Public Safety Building on March 6th, March 12th, April 20th, September 16th, and October 8th.
Trustee Alvaro updated the Board on the request from Father Chumo regarding the handicap parking space for St. Michael Roman Catholic Church. Father Chumo is out of town due to a family emergency. He will contact him upon his return.
The revised union employee contract between the Village of Lyons and Teamster Local 118 (per attached) was approved.
The employment contract between the Village of Lyons and Michael Salerno (per attached) was approved as within the Teamster Contract.