Macedon Village Board Wed., April 9, 2014

A regular meeting of the board was called to order by Mayor Cramer at 7:00 in the Village Hall. Meeting minutes dated March 26, 2014 were approved, with one change, and the April 1, 2014 joint meeting with the Macedon Town Board were approved, as presented. Additionally, the abstract dated April 9th in the amount of $44,473.82 was approved, as presented.

A public hearing was called to order at 7:00, regarding the proposed 2014-2015 budget. The proposed budget has a 1.46% increase, which is an eight cent per assessed thousand of resident’s homes. (On a $100,000.00 home, the increase would be $8.00 annually.) Discussion was had regarding monies transferred into the contingency fund, (A total of $31,225.00 from reserves of a previous ) and how it can be spent. Trustee David Sliney made a request that the board receive a financial statement from the prior month, including the balance sheets, to be included with the board packet at the beginning of each month. The public hearing was then closed at 7:22 PM.

Under updates, Mayor Cramer shared that the last pancake breakfast of the season will be held this Sunday form 8:00-noon on Sunday at the fire hall. She also noted the Village Clean-Up Days will be held April 25th and 26th. On Friday, April 25th the first cleanup will be held from 8:00-Noon at Lock 30. On Saturday April 26th the clean-up will be held at Gravino Park from 8:00-Noon. May 2nd from 4:00-7:00, a Town and Village Employee reception will be held at Books, Etc. Also on Saturday, May 2nd,  the History of Macedon and Historic Village Walk will be held starting at Books, Etc. from 2:00- 4:00. On and Sunday, May 3rd, a second walk/tour will be held at the South Erie Street Village Cemetery from 2:00-3:00 PM. Ms. Cramer also shared that the village received a $250.00 grant from the National Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for the Summer Concert Series in the park. Residents should also plan ahead for the annual Village Garage Sale which will be held on Saturday, August 2nd. Those interested in signage can purchase signs for $5.00. An update on the fire hall sign, she reported the project is moving along. She also reported that flowers have been sponsored privately for Main Street, Bickford Park, and on the corner of Routes 31 and 250.

Trustee Don Lohse questioned the status of the LWRP Grant and BOA Grant. He questioned when the project will come before the board for approval. He expressed that he feels the board should have review of the content before it is sent to the state for preliminary approval. Mayor Cramer shared that a steering committee meeting will be held on May 12th, at 7:00 PM for the project, and will be open to the public.

Under new business, Mayor Cramer reported that she received two quotes for dusk-to-dawn security cameras, and on the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Mr. Dave LeMoyne, the PVC model from Bastian Electric in the amount of $799.00, was approved by the board. The board also approved a motion for ground stakes, in the amount of $83.00. Additionally it was noted that a small fuel leak was detected from one of the fire trucks, and will be repaired by the DPW. Lastly, the board approved the 2014-2015 Annual Budget, as presented.

No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM. The board then met in Executive Session regarding a personnel issue. The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 7:00 PM in the Macedon Village Hall.   By Becky Block

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