Village of Lyons – January 8, 2013
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams reported Local Law 2-2012, authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c, was received and filed by the State of New York.
The Treasurer’s report was given for January 2013 and placed on file for future information.
Permission was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, and Clerk-Treasurer to attend the Wayne County Village Officials meeting to be held January 16, 2013, hosted by the Village of Sodus, at the Stegar Haus. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
Mayor Kleisle read a request from St. Michael Roman Catholic Church for a handicap designation parking space on Holley Street near the front of the Church. A discussion took place. Trustee Alvaro will contact the Church to discuss other options. The board tabled the request until Trustee Alvaro speaks with Father Chumo.
Mayor Kleisle advised the Village Board that notice has been received regarding the 2012 NYS CDBG Competitive Round Application. The application was not funded. This grant was to make needed infrastructure, waterline improvements that would have served potential areas along Montezuma Street. .
Mayor Kleisle read an invitation for an Open House honoring Former Palmyra Mayor, Vicky Daly. This will be held Sunday, January 27th at the James R. Hickey Post 120 American Legion. For information only.
Mayor Kleisle announced a retirement party will be held for former Village of Clyde Clerk-Treasurer, Fran Burt, on January 21, 2013, at Donselaar’s in Clyde.
Mayor Kleisle stated the Village of Lyons has been put on notice from Samuel Catholdi; that the curb at the corner of Broad Street and Church Street is in need of repair. Michael Salerno, General Foreman, was notified of this.
Mayor Kleisle advised the Village Board of the Chamber of Commerce annual Commerce Dinner. This will be held February 4th at the Lyons VFW.
Mayor Kleisle stated Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. contacted the Village of Lyons regarding the financing of the BAN for the Water Meter Replacement Program and the Equipment Purchase. The Bond Council is concerned with the dissolution of the Village. A discussion took place. If we do another BAN, the Town of Lyons would do the funding in the future. If the Village goes to Bond, the debt should be completed before dissolution and would be permanently on the books. Mayor Kleisle recommended they go to Bond. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, agreed this should be cleaned up before dissolution.
They trustees will inform Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. to get the authorization bonded for the financing of the Water Meter Replacement Project and the Equipment Purchase.
Mayor Kleisle was authorized to sign the agreement with the Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth and the Village of Lyons will match the amount of the 2013 Waiver/Acceptance Form of Office of Children and Family Services Funding that goes to the Lyons Community Center in the amount of $444 for recreation and $393 for service.
Mayor Kleisle reported NYMIR was in and performed an underwriting survey of our municipality. It is imperative that the proper time and attention be devoted to providing a safe environment for officials, employees and others who use or visit our facilities. They were pleased to report there are no recommendations at this time.
Mayor Kleisle was authorized to sign the 2013 Drug and Alcohol Program contract with Advanced Occupational Service.
Mayor Kleisle announced it was time to renew the ASCAP License Fees. This year’s cost is $327.00. She was authorized to enter into a licensing agreement with ASCAP for $327.00.
Authorization was given to Tom Gowan and Richard Wunder to attend the Finger Lakes Water Works Conference annual business meeting, weather permitting, to be held on February 7, 2013, at Club 86 in Geneva. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
Authorization was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, Clerk Treasurer, General Foreman, Fire Chief, and Police Chief to attend the 2013 Public Official’s Conference on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Wayne County Emergency Management.
Mayor Kleisle made the following appointments for Trustee Dobbins: Sewer liaison, Strategic Plan, Sign Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development liaison, community and business, Community Center and Port of Lyons Representative.
Mayor Kleisle reported the Village of Lyons advertised for a part-time Water Sewer Clerk. Four applications were received. Fran Burt, former Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Clyde expressed an interest. A discussion took place. It was determined with her expertise and the added workload the Village Office has endured since the vote to dissolve the Village, it was decided to offer the position to her.
Fran Burt will be hired as the part-time Water and Sewer Clerk at the rate of $12.00 per hour and work 20 hours per week according to Civil Service rules for part-time employees.
Mayor Kleisle stated she has been working with Federal Highway Administration on the ADA inventory for the Village of Lyons. Due to the fact, most communities in New York State do not have a plan; they have created a template for them. This has everything they need to be compliant. With this template, came a Michiana Area Council of Government’s ADA Inventory and Analysis Tool for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way License Agreement that states this agreement is exclusively with the Village of Lyons and cannot be shared with any other municipality.
Mayor Kleisle was authorized to execute the agreement with Michiana Area Council of Government.
Mayor Kleisle discussed a water bill at 10 Spencer Street. The inside meter showed usage of 94,000 gallons. The outside meter slowed down and was not reading correctly. The water meter has not been changed since 1984. A new owner purchased the property in November 2005. Arthur Williams, Village Attorney, will research this and report back.
Trustee Evangelist read a letter of commendation received from Chief Bogan for Officer Shields and Officer Weddell for a call they responded to of a man with a gun. Chief Bogan commended both Officers for their actions in the case, protecting the citizens of the Village, and recovery of an illegal handgun. This is on file with the Village Clerk.
Chief Bogan requested the presence of the Lyons Police Department at various functions throughout the community when there will be large crowds. There is a basketball game on Thursday, which will have a crowd of great magnitude. Chief Bogan stated he feels when there are large crowds, there should be police presence. Due to a resolution passed years ago, the Lyons Police Department has not been attending such functions.
The resolution prohibiting Police presence at community functions, was rescinded, and Chief Bogan may assign a Police Officer to an event for crowd control based on his determination with no overtime charges to the Village.
Chief Bogan reported Officer Costello has returned to work January 4, 2013, with no restrictions.
Trustee Alvaro reported he has information on a company that is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to help with unplugging sewers. A.P. Plumbing. They are willing to attend the next Village Board meeting to give a presentation. Mayor Kleisle asked that he set this up for the next Village Board meeting.
Trustee Alvaro also received information from the Department of Social Services that provides a work experience program. The people would need supervision and someone to take care of their timecards and are allowed to work 18 to 20 hours per week. Mayor Kleisle will research this further.
Trustee Greco reported the Wayne County Office of Tourism is in the process of gathering information for the 2013 Master Calendar of Events. She asked if anyone had any events that they wanted listed to contact Wayne County Office of Tourism.