Village of Palmyra – December 17, 2012
Mayor Piccola called a Village of Palmyra meeting of the board to order at 7:00 PM. Meeting minutes from the December 3, 2012 meeting were approved, as presented. The board also approved Vouchers #507-552, of Abstract #7B in the amount of $105,679.86. Under correspondence, Mayor Piccola reported than an open house will be held at the American Legion on January 27th from 2:00-5:00 PM to honor former Village Mayor Vicky Daly. Tickets are for sale at $10.00 apiece and are available for purchase in the Village Clerk’s office during regular office hours.
During Trustee reports, Deputy Mayor Husk reported that he has followed up with the IRS report regarding tax on clothing purchases being taxable, however the CSEA Union Representative has indicated a different policy. With that said, Attorney Williams advised that he will research the matter further and follow up with the union regarding how the issue should be handled.
Trustee Gina Luke reported the Christmas celebration was a big success, and also that the Pal-Mac High School will be holding a fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on December 18th.
Trustee Rick Perry noted that he has been in touch with the Code Enforcement Officer regarding A-frame signage on Main Street, which will be monitored in order to ensure they are not left out all night. He also reported that he will be meeting with the Fire Chief regarding the fire department violations, as they are time sensitive.
Attorney Art Williams remarked that the horse-drawn wagon rides offered during the Christmas celebration were great, however recommended better reflective wear in the future for safety.
Trustee Nolan gave his monthly water reports, noting that on November 11th the Wastewater Plant had a power failure, but it did not affect operations negatively. Also all levels were satisfactory and there were no safety violations. The Water Department also had all routine maintenance performed, meter reads were completed, meter replacement is continuing at a good rate, and there were also no safety violations, and one fire hydrant had been knocked out by a car. Mr. Nolan also reported that a new radiator for the generator in the sewer department is needed, and the board approved the purchase of a new generator out of the Contingency Fund in an amount not to exceed $6,000.00. Lastly Mr. Nolan updated the board that the village is still working with the DOT regarding the Division Street Bridge Asbestos Abatement of the Garlock water line. The board has determined that the abatement process could potentially cost $7,000-$40,000.00, and will be determined shortly after meeting with the DOT, noting Garlock [whom the water line services] may need to get involved.
Mayor Piccola noted that the Wayne County Cablevision Coalition is nearing completion. He then appointed Marty Aman and Brian Bieda as the 2013 Commissioners for the watershed. He then appointed Deputy Mayor Husk as the Chairperson for the Violence Prevention Committee, and also appointed Alicia Lynch, Police Chief Dalton, Superintendent Boesel, and Superintendent Hopkins to the committee, as well. Additionally Mayor Piccola named his appointments to the Preservation Committee for 2013.
In other business the board approved a public hearing regarding a tax cap override to be held on Monday, January 7th, and a motion to sign a letter regarding a change of address. The board then approved a motion to hire Future Forest Consulting, Inc. contingent upon proof of insurance. Lastly the board approved a motion to hire Alan Rotto as a consultant to study village office phone lines.
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM. The next regular meeting of the Village Board will be held on Monday, January 7th, at 7:00 PM.
By Becky Block