Village of Lyons Nov. 12, 2013

The Village Board voted that the tax sale certificates from the 1970s forgo collection on the ancient tax sale certificates, the tax sale certificates be cancelled and that said tax sale certificate cease to be part of the public record. The properties include: 211 Canal Street, 74 Franklin Street, 75 Pearl Street, 22 Phelps Street, 88 Water Street, 101 Water Street
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, briefed the Village Board on the Appeal of the Article 78 Petition filed. Village Attorney Williams Order dismissing the Appeal on the grounds that the appeal has been rendered moot and in the alternative, for an Order extending the Respondent’s time to file Respondent’s brief. For information only.
Permission was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, Police Chief, Clerk-Treasurer, and Code Enforcement Officer to attend the Wayne County Village Officials meeting to be held November 20, 2013, hosted by the Village of Newark at the Newark American Legion. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
The Village of Lyons requested collection of delinquent 2013 Village taxes in the amount of $148,479.27 plus penalty of $13,363.14 (9%) by the County of Wayne pursuant to Wayne County Local Law 4-1978 and Section 1442 of the Real Property Tax Law; Clerk-Treasurer was directed to send a certified copy of the resolution together with the account and certification described in Subdivision 3, section 1426 of the Real Property Tax Law and Wayne County Local Law 4-1978.
The Downtown Improvement project is closed and the Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to make the appropriate closing entries.
Authorization was granted to transfer $4,000 A/F/G Contingency (A1990.4 $1,333.34 to A3989.2-Equipment Public Safety, F1990.4 $1,333.33 to F8340.2 Equipment Transportation and Distribution, and G1990.4 $1,333.33 to G8120.2 Equipment Sanitary Sewer) for the purchase of a spreader for shoring construction holes, water breaks, sewer repairs, storm sewer, and street repairs.
Permission was granted to close the Village Office, Village Court and Lyons Police office on December 23, 2013.
Correspondence was received from Dorothy Harder, Chairwoman of Peppermint Days. The Peppermint Days Committee, Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Program will be working together to bring Lyons Peppermint Winter Wonderland on November 30th from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. in Central Park. This is also small business Saturday. There will be tree decorating from 3 P.M. to 4:45 P.M. Judging will be at 4:45 P.M. Parade of Lights at 5 P.M. The parade will be from the Elementary School to Water Street. Santa will arrive at 5:30 P.M. and at 6 P.M. will be the Christmas Season kick off with a Fireworks display. Authorization was granted for use of Central Park for Peppermint Winter Wonderland and use the fire truck decorated to bring Santa to the park on November 30, 2013, and for Police escort for the Parade of Lights, and to close William Street from the Elementary School to Water Street for the Parade of Lights.
Mayor Kleisle read a letter from the New York State Department of Health. There were unsatisfactory water sample results at 70 Clyde Road. Four repeat samples are to be taken on the same day within 24 hours of being notified. They detailed in the letter how the samples are to be taken. For information only.
Mayor Kleisle informed the Board that notification was received from the New York State Department of Health that the Emergency Water Tank repairs at Sohn Alloway has been completed in accordance with specifications and memos submitted to the Department of Health. For information only.
The Village Attorney has drafted a Local Law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c, a Public Hearing will be scheduled.
Authorization was given to David Buisch and Tom Gowan, to attend the Finger Lakes Water Works Conference Winter Meeting, to be held on December 5, 2013, at the Holiday Inn in Waterloo. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
A discussion took place regarding the desire for additional street lighting on Route 31, east of the Village. Deputy Mayor will measure the current poles placed to determine what is needed to complete this project. Street lights are installed on Route 31 east of the Village in that approximate location.
Notification was received from the State of New York that a Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments has been created. This ten-member board, made up of state agency heads, legislators, as well as, local government and finance practitioners, was established to offer assistance to “fiscally eligible” municipalities. The Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments will do a comprehensive review. This Board would make recommendations to the municipality on improving its fiscal stability, management, and the delivery of public services. In addition, the Board could offer grants and/or loans of up to $5 million through the Local Government Performance and Efficiency Program for undertaking certain recommendations. If the municipality agrees to undertake the Board’s recommendations, it would be contractually bound to fulfill those terms in order to receive the aid. To be eligible, a 5-year average full value tax rate in the top 25% statewide (i.e., above $6.57 per $1,000) or a 5-year average General Fund balance as a % of General Fund expenditures that is less than 5%. Authorization was granted for Mayor Kleisle to request assistance from the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments.
Authorization was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, Clerk Treasurer, General Foreman, Fire Chief, and Police Chief to attend the 2014 Public Official’s Conference on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Wayne County Emergency Management.
Mayor Kleisle read a letter from Harry Aunkst, Chairman of the Joint Village/Town Planning Board. He stated he is resigning from his position of representative from the Joint Village/Town Planning Board effective November 12, 2013. The board accepted the resignation.
Trustee Alvaro commented that it has been a pleasure serving with Trustee Greco and Mayor Kleisle the last two terms.
Trustee Greco presented the membership application for Garrett W. Coons for the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department ad it was approved.
Trustee Greco stated it has been a great 9 years and she will miss being on the board. She feels many things have been accomplished and she has learned a lot.
Mayor Kleisle stated so much has been accomplished. The Village is back in the black in the sewer, almost with the water fund. Financially this Village is in a good position.
Following an executive session, the employee contract between the Village of Lyons and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 118(per attached) was approved.

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