Village of Macedon – October 24, 2012
Mayor Cramer called to order a regular Meeting of the Village Board at 7:00 PM. Meeting minutes from the October 10, 2012 meeting were approved with one adjustment. The board also approved the Abstract dated October 26, 2012, in the amount of $26,376.28. Under Correspondence, a letter from the Cornell University Cooperation Extension of Wayne County was received regarding the complete street policies with all users in mind for street safety. She reported that the village will look further into the project and see if it could be incorporated with the BOA funding.
Mayor Cramer congratulated DPW Superintendent Dave LeMoyne on his recognition at the annual NYCOM DPW Conference for 5 years of service. She also noted that Macedon Village Pride sponsored the Fireman’s Appreciation Day, and donated all the food and beverages in honor of the fire department volunteers, and it was a wonderful outpouring of support.
Deputy Mayor Frey reported that she received an e-mail from a local Boy Scout who expressed interest in the Main Street Revitalization to help him receive his Citizenship Merit Badge and continue on towards his Eagle Scout ranking, and requested a chance to meet to discuss what he and his troop can do to help the village. She also suggested presidential election information be posted on the village web site such as polling information. Lastly she introduced the idea that perhaps the Village of Macedon elections should be considered to be held alongside the November elections versus the March date, to encourage greater voter turnout. The board agreed to look further into this possibility.
Village Engineer Dan Cornwall reported a successful meeting with Bakewise, and cautioned the board that this month the company is paying a lower monthly payment due to possible sediment in the flume which could potentially affect a flow reading. He noted Bakewise is looking further into the issue. He also reported that the Sewer Department Sludge machinery is on schedule, and additional hydro-flow tests will be conducted shortly to determine the situation with the tank with the assistance of the Wayne County Water Authority. Lastly he reported that he has interviewed 3 firms for the RFV Evaluation for the Sewer Plant, and is awaiting news on the grant funding before proceeding.
Trustee Lohse reported that the previously expected tax reduction from the plastics plant will no longer come to fruition, as the buildings are instead being rehabbed due to a new contract with McDonald’s to produce hot coffee cups. He further explained the new contract is expected to also bring in additional jobs and traffic/business into the area, which he said is a positive for everyone.
DPW Superintendent Dave LeMoyne reported that the Water Department has conducted the quarterly water reads, replaced 2 old water services, and 6 meter replacements. The Sewer Department flushed the sewer main at 108 Main Street. The HIghway Department began brush cleanup, put up new flags at Memorial Park, seal-coated the municipal lot, and repairs to trucks. He also reported that road patching is to be done by end of the week and is expecting 2 additional quotes in to add to the first two quotes to re-pave Brooktree Circle.
Code Enforcement Officer Don Morrill reported the garbage pile and additional debris were cleaned up, as per resident requests. Inspections and progress at the Baptist Church are progressing nicely. The Elementary School fire which occurred on was contained in a bathroom/closet. A second fire occurred on West Street in apartments, due to a split breaker. He also recommended that due to his part time hours a law be drafted by the Village Attorney to allow the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer to legally cover the Village territory in the event he is unable to make it to the scene of a fire. Troop Leader Pat LaMarche from Troop #167 to use Gravino Park for their annual Christmas Tree Sale. Mr. Morrill made a motion to allow the Boy Scout Troop the use of the park, and Deputy Mayor Frey agreed to allow the use via general consent, with a stipulation they provide certificate of liability insurance. Lastly Mr. Morrill reported that Salvatore’s has received their permit, but no progress has been regarding inspections at this time.
Fire Chief Tim Wilcox submitted a Fire Department Application, which was reviewed by the board and Deputy Mayor Frey made the motion to accept the fire-only application of Mr. Patrick Burton, which was seconded by Trustee Lohse. He also submitted the monthly Ambulance Report, noting only one call was missed and calls within the village were up this month. Lastly an electronic version of the PCR forms for the ambulance service was proposed through Med-Ex to expedite service billing with an annual charge of $1,268.00, which includes a one-time start up fee of $900.00.
Updates included that the website should be implemented within the next weeks and progress is being made, including adding new information and receiving training sessions. The fire contract budget workshop that was held on October 4th resulted in a few questions regarding Workman’s Compensation coverage, which is currently being verified. Also a discussion regarding the bonding of the truck was begun, and will be further discussed at the upcoming budget workshop meeting.
New business included the creation of a Facebook page for the village has officially gone live and will be posting events and offering communication regarding important issues as an additional form of communication.
Old business re-visited included an update on the Kemp Drive lots. It was reported that two developers have expressed interest in purchasing the lots, and discussion of the removal of an existing telephone pole on the sites was made. Lastly it was reported that “Helping Heroes” is a program being spear-headed by Mr. Greg Frey which honors a different local Wayne County service person who is currently serving overseas on a monthly basis who will receive care-packages of donated items from home will be posted on the updated web site.
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM for the board and Engineer Dan Cornwall to meet in Executive Session regarding a claim. The next regular meeting of the Macedon Village Board will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall. By Becky Block