Village of Macedon – December 12, 2012
Mayor Cramer called to order a regular Meeting of the Village Board at 7:00 PM. Meeting minutes from the November 28, 2012 special meeting were approved as presented. The board also approved the Abstract dated December 12, 2012, in the amount of $90,847.02.
Mayor Cramer introduced Ms. Linda Braun, Chairperson of the Planning Board, who approached the board regarding a proposed zoning code change, in order to make the village code consistent with the New York State code regarding swimming pools. The changes include fees, and the definition of locations. Village Attorney, Mr. Art Williams then explained the process for approving the recommended changes. Mayor Cramer noted that a citizen has cited a concern for Stone Street, which has a sight distance issue for motorists regarding parked cars on the street. In an effort to alleviate issues, the board agreed to post signage for no parking in problematic areas, and Attorney Williams will work further with Deputy Clerk Kathy Reilly for the legalization of enforcement of further parking violations. The board also approved a motion to move forward with a Sewer Interim Contract Agreement, to have a study done of the Sewer Treatment Plant to develop a master plan for improvements, maintenance, and improvements for the plant. Mayor Cramer also announced that she will be attending the NYCOM Winter Legislative meeting. Mayor Cramer also reported that the Wayne County Cablevision Council Representative to attend the upcoming meeting, as Deputy Mayor Frey will have stepped down from her position at that time. Trustees Lohse and Sliney agreed to jointly take on her duty for future meetings. Lastly Mayor Cramer remarked that she would like to update the procurement policy, and a motion was made, and approved, to amend the policy, as it stands.
Deputy Mayor Frey submitted her resignation, effective December 31, 2012. Mayor Cramer thanked Marcy who agreed to stay on as a volunteer to chair the Brownsfield Grant project for a two-year committment, as well as all her hard work while she has served on the Village Board. Trustee Sliney also complimented Ms. Frey on her capabilities, and noted she has demonstrated some “remarkable abilities” while serivng on the board. Deputy Frey remarked “It has been my honor to be able to serve on this board, and my resignation is solely due to personal time, work, and family conflicts. My heart and soul is still in planning and I am looking very forward to continue working for the village on the planning board.” Ms. Frey also made a motion to approve, with changes, the proposed contract for the RFP Agreement, making a note to follow guidelines for the previous denial in an effort to not repeat past mistakes, which was approved by the board. She also reported that the Planning Board is working with the Brownsfield Grant, and she noted she is very pleased with the level of excitement the board has demonstrated to date, and even noted that a 17 year od member of the community also attended a meeting to add suggestions for changes and development his age group would like to see.
Updates noted included that the “BAN” bond is on schedule and funds are expected in a timely fashion. The Kemp Drive properties have a perspective buyer and Mayor Cramer informed the buyer to notify Attorney Williams and continue the purchase process. Lastly the updated website is now up and running, and Mayor Cramer commented that she is very happy with the changes which have been made, and a link to the village’s Facebook page is now live on the website as well. Lastly, a reminder was given that the Fire Department will be holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, December 16th from 8:00-noon.
DPW Superintendent Dave LeMoyne reported that mowing has been completed; substitute crossing guard duty was done; and picture boards, garbage receptacles, and benches along Main Street have been removed. Christmas decorations have been put out, vehicle inspections are complete, Hoteling Way signage is complete, and equipment has been prepped for snow removal. For the Sewer Department, a snake and flush was completed for a resident in need. The Water Department will also conduct an investigation for water leaks at the fire hydrant sites.
Village Engineer Dan Cornwall reported that meeting with Bakewise reviewed the billing, and agreement was made on what has been billed and what is owed. Also, as of January 1, 2013, the company will be under permit as an out of district user, and further informed the Town of Macedon that they will no longer be responsible for billing Bakewise, the village will now handle the billing.
Trustee Kelly reported that flow testing remains an issue, but progress is being made. He also noted that the village will need to renew its tax cap override, if necessary.
Trustee Sliney reported that the signage at the Cemetery and also at Public Works is not holding up, and that the village has received an offer to re-do the signs by the original company at a discounted rate of 60% off, in an effort to stand by his work. Trustee Sliney recommended the village replace the cemetery sign, with a change of date on the sign, which is currently incorrect. Mayor Cramer remarked that the Route 31 sign is also in need of replacement, and the board agreed to replace both signs. Lastly, Trustee Sline remarked that the bank the village is currently using is not located in Wayne County, which is an increase in mileage. He will look into additional new banks and will report back to the board on his recommendation.
Trustee Lohse reported that most permits have been cleared up, and that 31 Diner will be seeking approval for additional signage, and that the Center Street church will also be seeking approval for an additional bathroom from the Planning Board. The Salvatore’s Pizza has been progressing steadily, and Perry Plastics has been continuing to make improvements towards expansion. Additionally, he noted, that the sale of the next door property has been held up due to a contamination issue. Lastly he noted that Perry Plastics tore down the covered bridge connecting their property and the Canal Park.
Approved Resolutions included:
• The street formerly known as Old Erie Street South will now be named Hoteling Way
• Authorization for the County to Re-levy the unpaid Village of Macedon taxes
• Adoption of Policy Updates for Workplace Harrassment, and Computer, Internet, and E-mail use for village employees; with noted corrections
• Approval of Zoning Bard proposed changes to the code and fee schedule
• Proposed Intermunicipal Agreement, for shared services with noted changes, and Mayor Cramer noted this does not include Emergency Services
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM. The next regular meeting of the Macedon Village Board will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall.
By Becky Block