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Village of Lyons – Oct 8, 2013
- Updated: October 20, 2013
Mayor Kleisle announced Pat Nicoletta, P.E. from MRB/group was in attendance to discuss the status of the projects the Village of Lyons has with MRB/group. Mr. Nicoletta first updated the Board on the West Water Street Pump Station Rehabilitation. He stated three quotes were solicited. One was received back. One contractor said he was too busy to perform the work and the other did not respond. The quote received was from Blue Heron Construction in the amount of $33,860. $15,000 of this quote is to bypass pumping or pump to a tanker truck along with disposal. They did advise that amount could be reduced if the Village has the means to bypass pump or if we can contract a tanker. This may be more cost effective. Trustee Dobbins questioned the warranty on this work. Mr. Nicoletta stated work is generally warranted for one year. The Board approved the quote of $33,860 from Blue Heron Construction Company for the West Water Street Pump Station Rehabilitation, with a possible reduction in price of $10,000 if the Village of Lyons has a means to bypass pumping or contract a tanker, and an order to commence be issued.
The board authorized payment for West Water Street Pump Station Rehabilitation project will be paid from the Sewer fund balance in the amount of $23,860.00
Mr. Nicoletta apprised the Village Board on the Catherine Street project to construct the storm line to eliminate the cross connection with the sanitary sewer line. The north end of Catherine Street’s storm sewer discharges to the sanitary sewer line. Two easements are required. Town Supervisor, Brian Manktelow, will be meeting with Pat Nicoletta and Michael Salerno to discuss the drain that will go on Town of Lyons property. If the Town Board approves, easements will be sent out. The estimated cost for this project is $25,000 for materials if done in house. Estimated cost if contracted out $50,000 to $60,000.
Mr. Nicoletta discussed the Trail Project. The Canal Corp. will do the work under the overpass to widen out path. This project is ongoing. State DOT permit has been issued to go along Route 31.
The Village of Lyons adopted the EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT.
The Sohn Alloway Water Tank has been painted and disinfected. This is planned to be on line next week.
Mr. Michael Smith, from 199 Canal Street, questioned the Village Board on the reopening of 8 North Joy Street as a two-family residence. Mr. Smith contends that the property can only be maintained as a single-family residence because of an abandonment of a pre-existing nonconforming use. He also questioned the density controls as set forth in Section 20.3 of the Village of Lyons Zoning Law. This property is zoned (R-1) Residential in which single-family and two family residences are permitted. Mr. Arthur Williams, Village Attorney, will research this matter and get a letter of his findings to the Village Board who will forward a copy to Mr. Smith.
Police Chief, Richard Bogan, read a letter of commendation for Police Officer, Brian Ritchie. Officer Ritchie saved an individual threatening suicide the morning of September 13, 2013. Officer Ritchie was dispatched to a man stating he was going to jump off the bridge. Once located, Officer Ritchie immediately engaged the man in conversation and after approximately four minutes Officer Ritchie was able to gain the confidence of that man and took him into custody where the individual was transported to a mental health evaluation facility.
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, reported the Wayne County Planning Board and the Joint Planning Board need to approve the proposed zoning changes of the properties west to the Broad Street intersection and north to the Verizon Property to include 55-57 Broad Street from residential to commercial. He stated courtesy letters should be sent to all property owners involved in this.
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, stated he is working with Code Enforcement Officer, Robert Darcangelis, to get the necessary paperwork for 39 and 43 Shuler Street condemnation to take to the Supreme Court.
Authorization was granted for the Clerk-Treasurer to loan $136,340.89 from the General Fund to the Water Fund as a due to the General Fund, for expenses as directed by New York State Office of the State Comptrollers.
Mayor Kleisle informed the Village Board the Federal Highway Administration/New York Division asked permission to utilize the Village of Lyons successes with their ADA Transition Plan to use in their upcoming webinar. Authorization was granted. For information only.
Mayor Kleisle discussed the Local Law for overriding the property tax cap that has been mandated by the State of New York. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams stated he could draft the Local Law if needed.
Mayor Kleisle informed the Village Board the Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held November 11, 2013, at 11 A.M. in Central Park. Everyone is welcomed to attend. They have requested permission to use the Central Park. They also noted they will commemorate “Pearl Harbor Day” December 7th at 7 P.M. at the Wayne County Court House.
Mayor Kleisle stated a check for $170.00 was received from the Lyons Peppermint Days for the electricity used during the 2013 Festival. This money was collected from the Vendors. The Village of Lyons graciously received it and is very appreciative for this. Communication was received by the Lyons Main Street Program to use the Village Square on October 19, 2013 and closure of the following streets on the following days for the PumpkinPalozza festival: Church Street (between William and Broad Street) closed from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. for pumpkin carving on October 17, 2013, William Street (from Pearl to Elementary School) from 6:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on October 19, 2013, William Street (from Pearl to Canal Street) from 1:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on October 19, 2013, Pearl Street (from Butternut to William Street) from 12:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on October 19, 2013, Broad Street (from Pearl Street past the Taylor House) from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on October 19, 2013
Permission was granted for the Lyons Main Street Program to use the Village Square on October 19, 2013 and the above mentioned streets be closed as noted as above for the PumpkinPalozza festival.
Notice was also received from the Lyons Main Street Program to close 3 parking spaces on Church Street, near the corner of Broad Street on Friday, October 18th- Monday, October 21, 2013 to place port- a -potties for the PumpkinPalozza festival. Authorization is granted for the Lyons Main Street Program to close 3 parking spaces on Church Street, near the corner of Broad Street on Friday, October 18th- Monday, October 21, 2013 to place port a potties for PumpkinPalozza festival.
A request was received from the ADVANTAGE, After-School Enrichment Program, to make Halloween decorations for PumpkinPalooza and hang them in the trees in front of the downtown businesses. Permission was granted for the Advantage Program to make Halloween decorations for PumpkinPalooza and hang them in the trees in front of the downtown businesses.
Notification was received by Tony Amalfitano, Director of Operations for Empire Merchants North, that they cannot provide donations to the programs for 2013. They have assured us for January 2014 they will provide assistance on projects for the Village of Lyons and the Village Police Department. For information only.
Mayor Kleisle reported the Wayne County Economic Development Day has arranged a Fall Tour for October 23, 2013. This event will showcase the economic development advantages of the northern Towns. Registration will start at 8:00 A.M.
Mayor Kleisle announced NYMIR will be hosting a free seminar on” Safety During Snow and Ice Removal Operations”. This will be held October 22, 2013 at the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department.
Mayor Kleisle reported the request to have Items 3 and 4 of the Town Highway Budget be exempted from taxation by the Village of Lyons taxpayers has been tabled by the Town of Lyons. For you information only
Mayor Kleisle reported to the Village Board the Annual Report was filed in the Office of the State Comptroller.
A discussion took place regarding the disposal of the old water meters.
The board authorized old water meters to be scrapped as a whole unit.
Mayor Kleisle reminded everyone of the Public Hearing on October 28, 2013, at the Lyons Community Center. This is for the Village of Lyons Dissolution Plan. Mayor Kleisle asked how the Board wanted to conduct the meeting. It was determined to have MRB/group present a power point, ask Sheriff Virts to attend, do not send out a mailing, and allow any person that may have a question or comment 1 minute to speak.
Trustee Dobbins requested the job postings for the General Foreman and the MEO be put on Facebook.
Mayor Kleisle spoke and stated General Foreman, Michael Salerno, estimates for $10,000.00 they can continue to mill Church Street from High Street to Butternut Street. All valves have been replaced, and that would complete Church Street.
The Department of Public Works continues milling and paving on Church Street from High Street to Butternut Street.
Discussion took place regarding brush pick up in the Village. Authorization was given to the Clerk-Treasurer to advertise for brush pick up to start on October 28, 2013. There will be one pick up per street. The public will also be notified that Village residents can take brush to the end of Clyde Road.
Authorization was granted for the Lyons Fire Department to host an open house and give fire truck rides on October 19, 2013, during PumpkinPalooza.
Trustee Greco presented the membership application for Robert Mansell for the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department. Robert Mansell was approved for membership for the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department.