Village of Palmyra – Febrary 4, 2013
Mayor Piccola called a Village of Palmyra meeting of the board to order at 9:13 PM in the Village Hall, following a Budget Workshop. The board then recessed into an Executive Session regarding a personnel issue and called the public meeting back to order at 9:35 PM. Meeting minutes from the January 22, 2013 meeting were approved, as presented. The board also approved Vouchers #641-671, of Abstract #9A in the amount of $62,462.11. Under correspondence, it was announced that the Emergency Management Office has distributed a handout regarding Declaration of State of Emergencies. It was also reported that the Village Hall was inspected by the NYS DOL, and that a violation was cited in the Fire Hall NYS DOL inspection. A letter was received from Mr. Paul Rubrey regarding the Cator Trust, which is ear-marked to benefit not-for-profit medical services. Mr. Rubrey requested the Village and Town of Palmyra appoint a joint representative to help make determinations of eligibility for funding from the trust, and the board agreed to look further into the matter. Lastly, a letter of thanks was received from Mayor Vicky Daly Emeritus to the board for the Resolution which honored her, as well as for the retirement gifts.
During Trustee reports, Trustee Rick Perry noted that he met with the Fire Department and the Finger Lakes Ambulance, and Finger Lakes Ambulance sent a letter of praise, thanking the Palmyra Police Department for all their help and cooperation.
Trustee Gina Luke reported that the Gus Macker Tournament is being planned, and it likely going to be held at the fairgrounds. Additionally there is a possibility that a community event may be held on Friday evening on Main Street. She also noted that the republican Committee has adopted a portion of the Canal Trail.
Trustee Nolan reported that he has been meeting with Garlock’s regarding the abestos abatement on the bridge, and will be meeting again in March to work on the upcoming contract renewal.
Mayor Piccola reported that all street signs have been put up on Canandaigua Street.
In other business the board approved Mayor Piccola to sign the Town of Palmyra Community Center contract and as well as the Highway Contract which will be effective for a period of 4 years. The board then approved a resolution to authorize financial transfers. Additionally, an IFL (Interfund Loan) was approved in the amount of $140,000.00 from the Sewer Savings for the purchase of a new loader. A public hearing was also set for Local Law #2 of 2013 for the adoption of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes Law. The board also approved a Permissive Referrendum in the amount of [up to] $10,000.00 from the Water Reserve for asbestos abatement on the Division Street Bridge. A motion was then made to adopt a resolution approving adopting the purchase of a new pick-up truck purchase; and then approved the purchase of a new F350 pick-up truck from Van Bortel Ford in the amount of $24,169.00. Lastly the board reviewed a request from Police Chief Dalton to extend 3 days of time off, which the board approved, with the agreement that in the future this type of request may no longer be approved.
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 9:55 PM. The next regular meeting of the Village Board will be held on Monday, February 18th at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall. By Becky Block