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					 Regular Board Meeting        January 4, 2010          7:00p.m.

Present –      Mayor Donna Kelley, Trustees Philip Gillemot,
               Sharon Wiedemer, James Howell, Phil Joe Smith.

Absent    -    None.

Also present –      Clerk-Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry,
                    Mike & Christina Hughey

Mayor Kelley called the meeting to order.

Mayor Kelley called for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the December 8, 2009 regular meeting were presented.
      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2009 regular board meeting as
presented. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell,
Trustee Smith. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Board discussed applying for pre-eligibility with USDA for grants and/or
low interest loans to make water improvements. Greg Cummings of Larson
Design Group suggested the first step be a workshop with the board to
review the projects and funding options. Board suggested scheduling a
workshop for Wednesday Jan 20th and rescheduling the regular meeting for the
same evening. Greg Cummings will be contacted to confirm his
availability.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
renew an agreement with Glen Industries for cleaning the Village Hall on
a bi weekly schedule @ $40.56 per session. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee
Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution
carried.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing an agreement with Larson Design Group for general engineering
services for 2010 year. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee
Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
remain with NYSEG at a variable rate for gas supply. AYES: Trustee
Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley reported there is a meeting scheduled with SCOPED on the
Restore NY Round 3 funding for the Rural Urban Center project on
Wednesday this week. Attorney Halpin has also agreed to attend on behalf
of the village.

Board discussed the joint Superintendent of Public Works position.
Currently there are no candidates for the position. The board discussed
proceeding separate from Odessa. The board suggested a meeting with the
Village of Odessa to discuss the options and how best to proceed.

Trustee Wiedemer agreed to oversee the acquisition of the former Yacht
Club building, developing and presenting options for its use as part of
the marina facility.
PUBLIC HEARING           LOCAL LAW #1-2010                  7:30P.M.
                         AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTOUR
                         FALLS CHAPTER 147-18 AND CHAPTER 147-29

Mayor Kelley opened the hearing for the purpose of public comments on
changes to the traffic law with parking restrictions as follows:
          Establish no parking prohibited on the east side of Montour
Street between Main Street and South Street
     Establish a handicap parking space on the west side of Montour
Street beginning 166’ south from Main Street to a point 22’ south
thereof.
     Remove from the traffic law, the parking prohibited regulation on
the west side of North Genesee Street from Steuben Street 335’ south to
West Main Street.

No public present. No comments made.

Trustee Wiedemer discussed her concerns that permitting parking along
the west side of North Genesee Street will add to the congested traffic
with the newly placed STOP sign. Trustee Gillemot felt parking for 3-4
cars in that area would help tourists visiting the falls. The board
understood that “no parking here to corner signs” can be installed that
would prohibit parking within a prescribed number of feet from an
intersection and clearing the intersection of Main & Genesee Street.

     Trustee Smith offered   a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
adopt Local Law #1-2010 to   amend Code of the Village of Montour Falls
Chapter 147-18 and Chapter   147-29. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee
Gillemot, Trustee Howell.    NOES: Trustee Wiedemer, Mayor Kelley.
Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley reported MRB Group has provided their recommendations to
remedy the grade of installed sewer pipe in the new marina campsites and
achieve proper flow. Approximately 200’ of line will need to be re-
installed, and one section may be lifted in place. Board questioned who
would cover the expense of these errors. Mayor anticipated the county
would be assisting to correct the installation.

Board discussed the inter-municipal agreement with Schuyler County for
services of highway superintendent. It was noted that termination of the
agreement was due in part to the focus on hiring a joint Superintendent
of Public Works.
     Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
authorizing the 30-day notification to terminate the inter-municipal
agreement for the County Highway Superintendent as prepared by Attorney
Halpin be sent to the County. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer,
Mayor Kelley. NOES: Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith. Resolution carried.

Trustee Smith reported the landfill commission consultant has suggested
options for the Irelandville site that include on-site recycling/re-
circulating of the leachate material or removal of the material to
another disposal site and reclaim the land.

     Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing payment of bills on General Abstract $17,466.18, Water
Abstract $3,881.02, Sewer Abstract $2,583.51. AYES: Trustee Smith,
Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

     Trustee Smith offered a motion seconded by Trustee Howell to
adjourn the meeting at 9:00p.m.

Respectfully submitted,Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer
 Regular Board Meeting          January 19, 2010                7:00p.m.

Present –    Trustees Philip Gillemot,
             Sharon Wiedemer, James Howell

Absent   -   Mayor Donna Kelley, Trustee Phil Joe Smith.

Also present –   Clerk-Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry,
                 Mike & Christina Hughey

In the absence of Mayor Kelley and at her request Trustee Gillemot called
the meeting to order and called for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the January 4, 2010 regular meeting were presented.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2010 regular board meeting as
presented. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Tom Carson, cemetery commissioner presented to the board a drawing and
estimate of $7,000 to build a 16’x16’ storage vault in the Montour
Cemetery. He suggested the board consider this item when preparing the
next year’s budget. Tom also noted the commission will return with
recommendations for cemetery rate increases. Tom stated he would speak
with Camp Monterey officials about demolition of the existing brick
building at the cemetery.

Tom Carson, fire chief informed the board eight sets of new firefighters
turn out gear has been delivered to the department. The department
purchased 3 and the village purchased 5 sets.

Bruce Nelson, owner/developer of the Montour House spoke with the board
about placement of directional sign(s)on North Genesee Street and
possibly at the Falls Park for the Montour Coffeehouse/Visitor Center.
Bruce explained he has been working with the Montour Falls Improvement
Association to display brochures of local interest at the coffee shop for
visitors. Bruce explained that the proposed visitors center does not meet
the criteria for a NYSDOT sign on the state route. Board members
suggested Bud Kibbe, code enforcement officer review the sign regulations
and advise Bruce Nelson what action will be needed.

PUBLIC HEARING        LL#2-2010 ZONING & SUBDIVISION       7:30p.m.
                                REGULATIONS

Trustee Gillemot opened the public hearing to receive comments on Local
Law #2-2010 Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.

Tom Carson inquired if there were major changes to the existing zoning
law. Trustee Howell noted that zoning on the west side of South Genesee
Street was modified to permit development if it is possible and with that
subdivision regulations were also added.

No further comments or discussion.   Trustee Gillemot closed the hearing.

Village Clerk agreed to speak with Danielle Hautaniemi regarding training
sessions on the new zoning for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of
Appeals.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
designating the polling place for the upcoming Village General Election
to be held March 16, 2010 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00p.m.be
the Village Hall, 408 West Main Street, Montour Falls. AYES: Trustee
Howell, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution
carried.

      Trustee Wiedemer offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Pole Attachment Agreement
with NYSEG for use of utility poles for banners, flags and Christmas
lights. AYES: Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

Board received copies of the Audited Financial Statements for fiscal year
ending May 31, 2009 prepared by accounting firm, Freed, Maxick &
Battaglia,PC and will review for discussion in the future.

An estimate was prepared by code officer, Bud Kibbe for the purchase and
installation of lighting for the Village Hall. Village Clerk explained an
energy audit recommended that hallway lighting be upgraded or replaced
with energy efficient fixtures. At this time ballast in two of the
fixtures have stopped working so upgrading is now necessary.
Trustee Howell felt that a second installation quote should be obtained.
It was noted that the code officer as an employee would be able to
complete the installation less expensive than a contractor. Board members
approved the purchase of the fixtures and Trustee Howell suggested
contacting Clayton Snow for a second estimate.

Trustee Gillemot reported to the board, the Village of Odessa advised
Mayor Kelley that they wish to abandon the Joint Public Works
Superintendent efforts with the Village of Montour Falls. They will
continue to seek an employee on their own.

Board discussed options for supervisor and whether to pursue a full time
or part time position. Further discussion will take place at the next
meeting.

Board members were reminded the next meeting would begin at 6:00p.m.with
Larson Engineers.

Board member reports:

Trustee Howell reported the Republican Party has scheduled a caucus for
Tuesday, January 26th for the upcoming village election.

Trustee Howell requested code officer, Bud Kibbe speak with Frank Smalley
about parking of(cars)a snowmobile across the sidewalk at Catharine
Street.

Code Enforcement Officer report:

Bud Kibbe reported the stone building at the cemetery Tom Carson spoke
about can be considered historic and repairs can be made for under
$3,000. Trimming of trees will help prevent any further damage. The
building has no structural problems. It was understood this building
would not be suitable for use as a vault storage building.
Also reported was the small pavilion at the marina needs removal and the
large pavilion has electrical violations and needs repair. Trustee
Wiedemer indicated the pavilions are both used by campers and boaters.
Bud suggested this would make a good Eagle Scout project.
Bud inquired how the board wished him to proceed with snow removal
sidewalk violations. Board recalled the previous year reports were made
through the public works department as they were identified during their
snow removal routes and notices were sent.

Trustee Howell noted the DPW should continue to maintain a watch on the
ice patch at Turner Park created by a residential storm water drain. He
added that he plans to pursue installation of a storm sewer for Turner
Park along with the street work that would eliminate this problem.

Trustee Gillemot distributed to the Trustees a copy of the year-end
report for Montour Falls Improvement Association.

Trustees received and reviewed the village budget status as of December
31, 2009.

      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
authorizing payment of bills on General Abstract $50,962.03, Water
Abstract $759.94, Sewer Abstract $3,951.90, Capital Projects Abstract
$3,248.47 AYES: Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Gillemot.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Howell offered a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50p.m.,
seconded by Trustee Wiedemer. AYES: Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer,
Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer
Regular Board Meeting      February 1, 2010    7:00p.m.

Present –    Mayor Donna Kelley, Trustees Phil Joe Smith, Philip Gillemot,
             James Howell

Absent   -   Trustee Sharon Wiedemer.

Also present –   Clerk-Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry,
                 Mike & Christina Hughey

Mayor Kelley called the meeting to order.

Mayor Kelley called for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the January 19, 2010 regular meeting were presented.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
to approve the minutes of the January 19, 2010 regular board meeting as
presented. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

No public comment

Greg Cummings of Larson Design Group presented change order #1 for the
telemetry project consisting of the complete removal of the metal wall
electrical/component panel box at the Genesee Street pump station and
replacing with a new, smaller style that will allow key components to be
re-located to a higher level.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell to
accept change order #1 for an amount of $4,782.00 on the telemetry
project contract bringing the contract total to $117,782.00. AYES:
Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution
carried.

Greg Cummings reviewed with the board the NYS Department of Health
Community Water Supply Inspection Report. The inspection was completed
early summer 2009. Mayor Kelley indicated she will review the report with
John Raplee and a response will be prepared. Trustee Howell inquired
about the status of Harold Mattison as the backup operator and if he has
the proper training credits.

Mayor Kelley recalled for the board, a public hearing was held on the
Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Montour and the Village of Montour
Falls. No public comments were received.
      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
to adopt the Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Montour and the Village
of Montour Falls. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley noted the board held a public hearing on Local Law#2-2010
Zoning and Subdivision Law on January 19, 2010. No comments were made.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
to adopt Local Law #2-2010 Zoning and Subdivision Law. AYES: Trustee
Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley advised the board Danielle Hautaniemi has agreed to lead
training on the new zoning law during the Planning Board’s regular
scheduled meetings beginning Tuesday March 2, 2010. Zoning Board of
Appeals members, as well as all village officials are welcome. This
training can qualify toward the state required training.
         Trustee Smith offered the following resolution, seconded by Trustee
Howell
      WHEREAS Town Law Sections 267 and 271, Village Law Sections 7-712
 and 7-718, provide that effective January 1, 2007, all planning board
 and zoning board of appeals members in New York State, as well as
 alternate members of those boards, must complete a minimum of four hours
 of training each year; and
      WHEREAS the above sections of state law provide that a planning
 board or zoning board of appeals member shall not be eligible for
 reappointment to such board if they have not completed the training
 required by law; and
      WHEREAS the above sections of state law provide that the
 legislative body of the town and village specifies which activities
 qualify as training to satisfy the state requirements; and
      WHEREAS New York State Department of State advises that governments
 supervising planning and zoning boards adopt local guidelines via
 resolution to provide guidance on training requirements and compliance
 procedures.
      THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following guidelines and
 procedures will govern compliance with the annual training requirement
 as it applies to the Village of Montour Falls:

   1. The required training may take the form of traditional classroom-
      style learning, distance learning, videos, on-line training
      modules, on-site demonstrations, pre-arranged site visits, study
      for professional certification in planning and related fields, and
      self-study with identified benchmarks.
   2. Preferred training providers include, but are not limited to, NYS
      Dept. of State, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Dept.
      of Agriculture & Markets, NYS Planning Federation, all regional
      planning boards and councils within New York State (e.g. Southern
      Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board), the American
      Planning Association (APA), NYS Upstate Chapter of the APA, Pace
      University, NYRIM, NY Conference of Mayors, NYS Association of
      Counties, county planning staff in Schuyler and other NYS counties,
      and Cornell Cooperative Extension/Cornell University.
   3. Training to fulfill the requirement should bear some evident
      connection to planning, landscape architecture, architecture,
      engineering, board development, local government functions and
      procedures, economic development and/or related fields.
   4. The Town/Village Clerk (or other appropriate staff, please specify
      in resolution) will maintain compliance records.
   5. Self-study, professional certification not directly related to
      planning and on-line modules not sponsored or provided by preferred
      training providers must be approved in writing by the Town
      Board/Board to Trustees. A record of this approval will be filed
      with the general compliance records.
   6. Any training required for intermunicipal or county boards shall
      apply to training for the local board, as long as it meets the
      standards identified above.
   7. As allowed by the state legislation, any training received in
      excess of four hours in any calendar year may be applied to the
      balance of training required in subsequent years.

AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.
Board discussed a request received from Bruce Nelson at the January 19th
meeting for approval to place Montour House Coffee House and Visitor
Center signs within the village right of way.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
granting approval to Bruce Nelson to place the Visitor Center/Montour
Coffee House directional signs within the village right of way along
North Genesee Street. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee
Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution seconded by Trustee Smith to
grant a variance of the sign law to permit placement of three off premise
directional signs for the Visitor Center/Montour Coffee House located on
the east side of North Genesee Street near the Rt 14/Catharine Street
intersection, on the west side of the Genesee Street at the Main Street
intersection and at a private residence located at the corner of East
South and Catharine Street. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith,
Trustee Howell. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
authorizing the purchase of two fire hydrants at $1,695.00 to be paid
from water fund budget and fire department budget. AYES: Trustee Smith,
Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Village Board received and certified to the unpaid tax listing for the
2009 village taxes totaling $14,067.60. Unpaid taxes will be published
for tax sale certificate sale scheduled for March 10, 2010.

      Trustee Smith offered the following resolution, seconded by Trustee
Howell.
      WHEREAS, the next general election for village offices will be held
 March 16,2010
      WHEREAS, no person shall be entitled to vote at any village
 election whose name does not appear on the register of the election
 district in which he claims to be entitled to vote,
      WHEREAS, it is the duty of the inspectors of election to prepare
 such register of qualified voters for the election district for which
 they are appointed,
      WHEREAS, Section 15-118 of the Election Law of the State of New
 York allows a village hold a registration day for general village
 election,
      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
      1. Registration day for the village shall be held March 6, 2010.
      2. Such registration shall be held at the Village Hall from 12:00
 Noon until 5:00p.m.
      3. Voting for the upcoming election shall be conducted at the
 Village Hall from 12:00 Noon until 9:00p.m.
      4. At least ten days prior to the registration day set in this
 resolution, a copy of such shall be published in the official newspaper
 and a copy posted in a conspicuous place within the village.
AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley discussed rate increases for the marina facility. Mayor
proposed an increase of 3% for docks and campsites, daily, weekly,
monthly and seasonal. Trustee Howell felt any decision to increase rates
should be delayed until next meeting for Trustee Wiedemer’s comments.

Board discussed the position of Public Works Superintendent. Mayor Kelley
explained to the board members, Mike Hughey has been performing duties a
superintendent would and should be compensated for this. Mayor Kelley
proposed an increase in hourly wage of $2.54 to $17.03 per hour.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
approving an increase of $2.54/hour wage increase for Mike Hughey
retroactive to January 1 and resolved the hourly wage to return to the
present rate of $14.49 when a superintendent is hired. AYES: Trustee
Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
 to advertise for a less than full time position of a Public Work
 Superintendent at $30,000. with a deadline date of March 1, 2010. AYES:
 Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith. NOES: None. Resolution
 carried.

 Trustee Gillemot requested the board’s consideration for transfer of
 funds from the contingent account to cover the miscellaneous library
 maintenance expenses that have been charged to the NY Main Street grant
 share totaling $827.11. Mayor Kelley indicated the grant share may not
 exceed the amount remaining in that account and suggested any transfer
 be delayed until the grant work is finalized and the library share has
 been determined.

 Trustee Gillemot reported having met with Trustee Howell to discuss sign
 and parking issues. Their next meeting has been scheduled for Feb 11th
 at 2:00p.m.

 Trustee Gillemot reminded the board members of a state tax credit for
 historic properties workshop to be held on February 18th.

 Trustee Gillemot requested Mike Hughey examine a low spot in the new
 concrete walkway at the Falls that ices over and to determine the
 responsibility.

 Trustee Howell noted the ice jam across Turner Park stemming from
 a residential basement drainage and noted again that consideration
 should be given to a storm sewer in Turner Park. It was unclear what
 law the village has that would governs drainage into a village street.

 Mayor Kelley invited the board members to the opening of the Montour
 Coffee House /Visitor Center on Thursday February 4th.

 Mayor Kelley suggested the board reconsider and look into providing
 water to the Marcellus Shale drilling project. Trustee Gillemot, Trustee
 Smith both recalled voting against participation. Trustee Howell felt
 the options should be kept open.

 Mayor Kelley reported she is working on replacement of the chain link
 fence along the retaining wall at the Falls and is speaking with Bill’s
 Machine Shop about fabricating the rail.

 Mayor Kelley commended the county legislature and county administrator
 for following through on the Rural Urban Center property and seeing that
 the property is back on the tax roll by selling to Nelson Development.

      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing payment of bills on General Abstract $8,238.28;
Water Abstract $3289.89; Sewer Abstract $820.65.

      Trustee Smith offered a motion to adjourn the meeting seconded by Trustee
Gillemot. Carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer
Regular Board Meeting/Workshop Meeting       February 16, 2010   6:00p.m.

Present – Mayor Donna Kelley, Trustees James Howell.
          Trustees Sharon Wiedemer(arrived 6:40pm), Phil Joe Smith
          (arrived 6:45pm)Philip Gillemot(arrived 6:45pm)

Also present- Clerk-Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry
            - Mike and Christina Hughey(arrived 7:00)

Mayor Kelley opened the workshop meeting with Greg Cummings of Larson Design
Group to discuss the water and or sewer system.

Greg Cummings of Larson Design Group reviewed three issues at the wastewater
treatment plant that need addressing and each may help to achieve compliance
with NYSDEC limitations. They are: repair and reconnect the FAST unit, upgrade
of the belt press and infiltration of the sewer lines. Greg is suggesting the
board members consider each of these as fundable projects to improve the
plant’s operation.

Greg provided the board members with an amended engineering report for the
water system improvements. Board members were in agreement to sending the
report to NYSDOH for their comments then on to Rural Development as part of the
pre-qualification process for funding.

Mayor Kelley called the regular meeting to order and called for the
Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the February 1, 2010 meeting were presented.
      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith
to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2010 regular board meeting as
presented. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith,
Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

No public comment.

Mayor Kelley advised the board, sign regulations have been made part of
the new zoning law and there is no longer a need for Chapter 122 of the
Code of the Village of Montour Falls- Signs.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
abolish Local Law #4-1992, Chapter 122 of the Code of the Village of
Montour Falls- Signs. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee
Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Board agreed that burials at the Montour Cemetery should be delayed
through the winter to spring and felt the cemetery commissioners would
make the determination when burials may resume.

Board members received copies of the Annual Water Quality Report for
2009. Mayor noted the total gallons of water loss in the system and the
need to identify the source of the loss.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell to
approve the appointment of election inspectors for the upcoming general
village election, Jean Parker, Shirley Callahan, Sally Michel, and Carole
Cook. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee
Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Clerk noted the state has permitted the use of the lever voting machine
for this year’s election. If the village requests use of the new
electronic machines the estimated cost would be $1,000. Alternative
would be paper ballots.
      Truste Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith to
authorize Mike Hughey to attend the Grassroots Campaign for Local Roads
and Bridges in Albany on March 9-10 and further resolved all reasonable
expenses will be covered. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee
Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

       Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing the following budget amendments:
                             2009-10                       Modified
GENERAL FUND                 Budget    Increase Decrease    Budget
A1910.44 FD Worker Comp      21409      25.                 21434.
A1910.42 FD Insurance        14500                  25.     14475.
A3410.23 FD Equipment         8550    3000.                 11550.
A3410.21 FD Minitors          2500                2500.        0
A3410.2 FD Fema Equip         2500                1000.      1500.
A3410.43 FD Phone              500     500.                  1000.
A3410.431 FD Chief Phone      1500                 500.      1000.
A3410.47 FD Small Equip Rep    800     500.                  1300.
A5110.1 Streets Payroll      68300   15000.                 83300.
A5110.4 Street Supv.         20000               10000.     10000.
A5410.1 Sidewalk Cont         5000                5000.        0
A7180.46 Marina Phone          700     700.                  1400.
A7180.45 Marina Facilities 10000                   700.      9300.______
Totals                     156,259   19725.      19725.    156,259

                            2009-10                         Modified
WATER FUND                  Budget    Increase   Decrease    Budget
F8340.51 Raymond Street
         Engineering         4973       1600.                 6573.
F8340.52 Misc Engineering      0        8000.                 8000.
F8340.2 Meter Replacement   20000                 9600.      10400.______
Totals                      24973       9600.     9600.      24973.

                           2009-10                          Modified
SEWER FUND                 Budget     Increase   Decrease    Budget
G8130.492 Misc Engineering    0          5000.                 5000.
G8120.49 Sewer Main Repairs 5000                  5000.        0_________
Totals                      5000         5000.    5000.        5000.

AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Board discussed the marina rates for 2010 season. Trustee Wiedemer spoke
in opposition to increasing the rates by 3%. Concern was expressed for
the condition of the seawall on the north side of the bridge. Mayor
noted expenses, wages and contracts have increased. Mayor also noted the
increased revenue from the new campsites is intended to be applied toward
the bond payment thus freeing up funds to continue more improvements.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
increase the marina daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal fees by 2% and
further resolved the cable rate will be $52.95 per month. AYES: Trustee
Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Board made no changes to the rules and regulations for the 2010 marina
season.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
offer an increase in salary of $1,000. to marina manager Harold Brown and
a 3.5% increase over the previous year to marina cleaner Steven Brown.
AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.
Board agreed to meet for a budget workshop on Monday, March 8th from 6:30-
7:30p.m.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
authorizing General Code Publishers codify the 2009 and 2010 local laws
be into the Code of the Village of Montour Falls by supplement #15 for an
estimated cost of up to $5300.00, plus shipping. AYES: Trustee Smith,
Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Bud Kibbe, code enforcement officer presented his monthly report for
January. He recommended the building permit rate schedule be updated. He
will begin to work at the needed fire inspections. Bud offered an
estimate for materials to re-roof the large pavilion at the marina of
$3300.00 plus labor. He also suggested this would make a good eagle
scout project and save labor costs.

Trustee Gillemot reported the sign committee, consisting of Jim Howell,
John King and himself have been meeting and have discussed the much-
needed improvements to the parking lot off Tracy Street behind the
pharmacy. He felt that some of the larger sign related projects could be
remain part of the TEP grant and some smaller projects may be
accomplished sooner as part of the village budget.

Mayor Kelley reported she identified and provided copies of the local law
prohibiting drainage into a village street. Mayor indicated she spoke
with Soil & Water regarding options that may be presented to the
homeowner in Turner Park to divert drainage from the street as discussed
in the previous board meeting. Suggestions offered were to work with
neighbors to pipe drainage in back of the home or perhaps consider
installing a dry well, however, further investigation and discussion with
homeowner will be necessary. Trustee Howell continued to feel the cost of
installing a storm sewer should be considered and that it could benefit
more properties in Turner Park. He will coordinate with Greg Mathews and
set up neighborhood meeting to assist the planning process for Turner
Park street, curbing, storm sewer improvements this spring.


      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing the payment of bills on General Abstract #17 $26,964.84,
Water Abstract #17 $4,601.29, Sewer Abstract #17 $40,140.37, Capital
Projects Marina Improvement Project #17 $3,293.88.   AYES: Trustee
Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer
Regular Board Meeting               March 1, 2010            7:00p.m.

Present- Deputy Mayor & Trustee Phil Joe Smith, Trustees Sharon
Wiedemer,
          Philip Gillemot, James Howell.

Absent –   Mayor Donna Kelley.

Also present- Clerk–Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry,
          Residents Mike & Christina Hughey

In the absence of Mayor Kelley, Deputy Mayor Phil Joe Smith called the
meeting to order.

Deputy Mayor called for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the February 16 meeting were presented.
      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
to approve the minutes of the February 16 meeting as presented. AYES:
Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Dustin James representing the Catharine Valley Half Marathon was present
seeking approval from the village to hold the event again this summer on
August 22.   Dustin has spoken with Dave Peterson of the NYS Parks who
offered his assistance. Tom Carson, Fire Chief also present, spoke in
support of the well-organized event. Dustin noted that the liability
insurance would be through U.S. Track & Field.
      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Wiedemer
to approve use of village streets for the Catharine Valley Half Marathon
on August 22, 2010 contingent upon certificate of insurance covering the
event. AYES: Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell, Trustee
Smith. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Fire Chief Tom Carson advised the board, the Montour Falls Fire
Department along with neighboring departments are planning an auto
extricating training on an upcoming Sat at the Montour Falls Firemen’s
Grounds. Fire Chief Carson invited the board members to the annual
banquet and installation of officers March 20th when Dick Bannister will
be recognized for his 50 years of service.

Village Clerk explained to the board members a single-family dwelling
located at 121 Raymond Street is now within a B-1 Business Use Zoning
District and does not permit single-family dwellings. The status as a
non-conforming use has resulted in two banks to denying mortgages to the
prospective purchaser. Although the owner is applying for a use
variance, the board was asked if further consideration to the permitted
uses is warranted. Board suggested the B-1 district be reviewed for
similar situations.

      Trustee Wiedemer offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
authorizing the Mayor to sign an addendum to the union agreement
modifying the wage rate for Michael Hughey to $17.03 per hour while the
search for a supervisor is underway. AYES: Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee
Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Board members reviewed an agreement drafted by village attorney Rob
Halpin to share with the county for the completion of the marina
campground project. The board questioned whether the agreement would be
necessary. Trustee Smith to speak with Greg Mathews about the project and
its completion.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
authorizing the Mayor to execute the 2010 agreement with the Schuyler
County Legislature for SCOPED services for an amount of $3,608. AYES:
Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Smith. NOES:
None.

Board members were advised of upcoming workshops, seminars, and
conferences as follows:
      Main Street Economic Development, April 21st in Watkins Glen
      Census Data, March 10th, Bath
      Southern Tier Central Leadership, April 15th in Corning

      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
to enter into executive session for personnel matters. AYES: Trustee
Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
to adjourn the executive session and resume the regular meeting. AYES:
Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Smith. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

Trustee Howell noted that Schuyler County Soil & Water would survey the
Turner Park drainage problem/project when spring arrives and make
recommendations for improvements to drainage.

Trustee Gillemot suggested the rug on the Village Hall front porch is
torn and needs replacing.

Trustee Gillemot noted the sign committee is gathering more information
on signage and has a copy of a survey map for the former DPW site on
Tracy Street and will use to continue planning out the parking project.

      Trustee Wiedemer offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
authorizing payment of vouchers on General Abstract #17 $12,733.66 Water
Abstract #17 $2,538.28, Sewer Abstract #17 $45,859.81, Capital Projects,
NY Main Street #17 $74,990.75. AYES: Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell,
Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution carried

      Trustee Wiedemer offered a motion, seconded by Trustee Howell to
adjourn the meeting at 8:50p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer
Regular Board Meeting                March 15, 2010           7:00p.m.

Present-   Mayor Donna Kelley, Trustee Phil Joe Smith, Sharon Wiedemer,
           Philip Gillemot, James Howell.

Absent –   Mayor Donna Kelley.

Also present- Clerk–Treasurer Suzanne Casselberry,
          Residents Mike & Christina Hughey

Mayor Kelley called the meeting to order.

Mayor Kelley called for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the March 1 meeting were presented.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution seconded by Trustee Wiedemer to
approve the minutes of the March 1 meeting as presented. AYES: Trustee
Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer, Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION- None.

Greg Cummings of Larson Design was present and offered the following
updates:
      Greg reported that a major component of the telemetry project is on
backorder and will delay the completion of the contract. A change order
will be required. The first payment request for the contractor in amount
of $9,292.90 is included on the abstract of vouchers.
      Greg reviewed the NYSDOH comments on the preliminary engineering
report that will need to be addressed.
      Greg presented a proposal for professional services to evaluate the
wastewater treatment plant and prepare a preliminary engineering report
for funding options. Greg reviewed at a previous meeting that the
treatment plant has marginal compliance and the report will identify
areas where improvements may help to achieve compliance. The proposal
amount of $17,800 will have to be included in the upcoming budget.

Code Enforcement Officer, Bud Kibbe presented his monthly report for
February.

Board received and reviewed one additional application for Public Works
Superintendent.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
authorize the last day for winter second shift shall be March 24th. AYES:
Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

Board discussed the 10-hour days for Department of Public Works. Trustee
Howell commented that the work force does not seem large enough for a
staggered shift. He questioned that with limited staff it is hard to
complete work. It was noted that the union agreement amendment approved
last spring provides for 10-hour days between April and October.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
to begin a 10 hour day schedule for the four full time public works
employees on April 8 and continue through October 31 and resolved that
four employees will work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, two full time
employees off on Mondays and two full time employees off on Fridays and
resolved seasonal employees will work standard 8 hour day. AYES: Trustee
Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.
      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Howell
authorizing seasonal employees Larry Ennis and Michael Mosher to return
to work on April 15th. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee
Wiedemer, Trustee Gillemot. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot
to accept the dedication of the sewer easement and right of way from
William Frandsen for the Raymond Street Family Housing force sewer main.
AYES: Trustee Howell, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith, Trustee Wiedemer.
NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Mayor Kelley reported a dock repair list has been compiled. Robert
Howell of Seneca Hardwoods has offered again this year the arrangement
for repair to two docks in exchange for use of two slips.
There may also be needed repairs to piling. It was noted Nick Kelly of
Kelly Construction, Watkins Glen has the equipment to drive piling.

Board will meet March 22 and March 29 for budget workshops.

Board authorized John Raplee and Harold Mattison to attend the Finger
Lakes Water Works Conference in service training on April 1 in Watkins
Glen.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith
authorizing the purchase of five(5) park benches and two(2) trash barrels
with dome tops for placement in She Qua Ga Falls Park. AYES: Trustee
Gillemot, Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

Board was advised the Schuyler County Environmental Council is hosting
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, a Cornell University engineering professor to
speak on the impact of natural gas drilling project in the Marcellus
shale on Tuesday March 16th at the Watkins Glen High School auditorium.
Public is invited.

      Trustee Smith offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Gillemot to
register Mayor Kelley to attend the NY Main Street Economic Development
Workshop on April 21st at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen and further
resolved Mayor Kelley has the option to select an alternate if she is
unable to attend. AYES: Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee
Wiedemer, Trustee Howell. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

Board member reports:
      Trustee Wiedemer reported the activity report from the Schuyler
 County Sheriff for the period November thru March has been received.
      Trustee Wiedemer also reported the site plan for the Schuyler
 County Planning Commission has approved development of the Rural Urban
 Center by Bruce Nelson.

      Trustee Gillemot suggested a letter be sent to NYSDOT requesting
 repair to Route 14 between the two villages. Board was in agreement to
 sending a letter.
      Trustee Gillemot suggested the striping the pavement to designate
 parking in front of the Falls.
      Trustee Gillemot advised the board, the side porch and handicap
ramp at the library needs scraping and painting. Clayton Snow is
preparing an estimate.
      Trustee Gillemot noted there is funds within the TEP grant budget
for signage and the sign committee will share proposals with the selected
engineer to determine the best plan for Montour Falls.
      Trustee Gillemot extended thanks to the board for working with him
during his term and added that he would like to remain a member of the
sign committee after his term expires.
      Trustee Howell offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith to
enter into executive session for a personnel matter. AYES: Trustee
Howell, Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith to
adjourn the executive session. AYES: Trustee Howell, Trustee Smith,
Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None. Resolution carried.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith to
authorize Lance VanAlstine to be enrolled in the Grade C Water
Distribution Certification training at Corning Community College for his
final attempt at certification and resolved that at the conclusion of the
training sessions, he will be permitted to take the Grade B exam to
obtain a Grade B certification and further resolved that he is authorized
to use a village vehicle and further resolved scheduling shall begin for
daily on the job training with water operator John Raplee. AYES: Trustee
Howell, Trustee Smith, Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES: None.
Resolution carried.

      Trustee Gillemot offered a resolution, seconded by Trustee Smith
authorizing the payment of bills on General Abstract #19 $20,424.73,
Sewer Abstract #19 $3,541.47, Water Abstract #19 $13,935.74. AYES:
Trustee Gillemot, Trustee Smith, Trustee Howell, Trustee Wiedemer. NOES:
None. Resolution carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Suzanne Casselberry, Clerk-Treasurer

				
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