Village of Macedon – Jan. 8, 2014

illage of Macedon  Wed., January 8, 2014

Village Fire Department plans fundraising


A regular meeting of the board was called to order by Mayor Cramer at 7:00 in the Macedon Village Hall.Trustee Sliney did ask a question of Village Clerk, John Socha, regarding the state’s reimbursement of the village’s BOA Grant. Mr. Socha explained that, to date, the village has received approximately $30,000.00, that all additional requests have been submitted and the village is awaiting payment, Mr. Socha will leave $50,000.00 still available. Public comment was offered from a resident who commented on the bond balance left on truck #6 for the Fire Department, and asked what the plans were for how to pay for the truck with the loss of revenue for the Macedon Fire Department. Mayor Cramer said preliminarily they ought to be able to afford the payments, which are approximately $33,000.00 annually, but it is still early and the board has only just begun reviewing the budget, but they will know better once they move forward in the budget process. She  noted that the fire department is planning fund raising events, and with community support, that will also help offset the deficit. Another resident questioned the board of the Town of Macedon is charging rent for the South Macedon Fire and Rescue to park vehicles on town property. Trustee Kelly explained that the village does not know the answer to that question, and suggested asking the town board or the South Macedon Fire and Rescue, as they would better know.

Mayor Cramer reported that the May 2013 Justice Account review is currently being performed, and that the  Bond closed on December 27, 2013 for the sewer plant squeeze press and generator. The Mayor remarked that the Kiwanis Club and Books, Etc. provided 37 free books to children during the holiday season, and the Wildlife Friends-y event was a success making and placing homemade bird feeders. She also noted some upcoming events as a chili cook-off will also be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 1:30, to benefit the Village Pride Committee, with a $1.00 tasting fee, to taste all you like. A Murder Mystery dinner theatre event will also be held at the Palmyra VFW Post on January 25th, and tickets are $25.00 each, call 585-721-1072 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Trustee Kelly suggested that the village begin sending a monthly report to the town regarding operations at the Sewer Department, in an effort to keep open communication. Trustee Sliney said he applauds that idea. Mayor Cramer suggested that it should first be run past the village’s attorneys. Trustee Kelly replied that he doesn’t think there is a need to be run through litigation since the town has made an investment, and therefore they should be kept abreast. The board then agreed that this is a good idea, and the village will begin sending the monthly reports once it is cleared by the village’s attorney. Trustee Lohse reported on the new Kemp Drive property, which still does not have electricity. The owners will be meeting with the electric company, who is requesting an easement in order to install electric service to the new home.

Trustee Sliney reported that the justice’s audit showed some bills, that he would like to question and will be sending an e-mail requesting further verification. He also noted that flood lighting for the side of the village hall estimates are expected in any day. Lastly, he questioned the amount for ambulance payroll, which are 12 hour shifts on weekdays only. He asked if the mutual aid agreement with Palmyra has been finalized, and Mayor Cramer explained that it has not yet been decided upon.

A motion was made and approved to acknowledge that the the village election day will be Tuesday, March 18th at the Macedon Fire Hall from noon until 9:00 PM. A tentative budget workshop schedule was discussed by the board, with the first workshop to be held on February 13th 7:00 PM February 15th, at 8:00 AM.

No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned at 8:21 PM to then meet in Executive Session regarding litigation possible employment. The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 7:00 PM in the Macedon Village Hall.  By Becky Block


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