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					Regular Meeting Tuesday, October 12, 2004 7:00 PM – Village Hall A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Seneca Falls, New York held on the above date beginning at 7:00 P.M. PRESENT: ABSENT: Mayor Smith, Trustees Dressing, Campese, Petroccia, and Wenderlich, Attorney Seld. None.
OPEN MEETING MINUTES

Mayor Smith opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. The Board was presented with copies of the minutes from the following meetings: Regular Meeting September 13, 2004; Heritage Preservation Commission August 24, 2004; Planning Board September 16, 2004; and Heritage Area Commission August 27, 2004. On motion by Trustee Dressing seconded by Trustee Campese to approve the minutes as submitted. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MINUTE APPROVAL

MOTION CARRIED REPORTS

Reports were received and distributed from the Police Dept, Street Dept, Fire Dept, Code Enforcement and Planning Dept.
Administrator Sowards read a letter from the Board of Directors of the Ludovico Sculpture Trail requesting assistance from the Village for maintenance of the trail. On recommendation by the Village Attorney, the Village should not enter into an agreement for in-kind services with any private corporation. The Mayor stated that the Village would draft a letter in response to the request, outlining the recommendation of the Village Attorney. WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls Board of Trustees is authorized under Village Law to audit and pay claims asserted against it; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has been presented with an abstract of unaudited vouchers #3775 through #3924 in the amount of $415,812.12; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees desires to audit and pay the abovereferenced claims: NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Village of Seneca Falls pay the above-referenced claims against it by disbursing funds from the applicable Village accounts as follows: General Fund: $195,842.30 Water Fund: $ 21,297.88 Sewer Fund: $ 45,481.64 WWTP Project $ 3,199.00 Trust & Agency: $ 6,121.08 Low-Lift Project (Water Plant) $143,870.22 On motion by Trustee Wenderlich, seconded by Trustee Petroccia to accept the bills as audited and order paid. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Aye Trustee Campese Aye Trustee Petroccia Aye Trustee Wenderlich Aye

COMMUNICATION Ludovico Trail

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED BANNER PERMIT

A permit to hang a banner across Fall Street was received by the Rape Crisis

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Abuse Center requesting permission for the banner to be hung for the month of October. Administrator Sowards stated that a prior application had been received however the Village would try to accommodate both applicants, if possible. To be approved pending recommendation by the Street Commissioner for the hanging of an additional banner. On motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Dressing to approve the application as submitted with the understanding that the hanging of the banner would be dependent upon the authorization by the Street Commissioner for an adequate location. Rape Crisis Abuse

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PROCLAMATION Ken Burns & Paul Barnes Day

A legislative proclamation was read by the Mayor, as follows:
WHEREAS, the Mayor and the Board of Trustees together seek to acknowledge those individuals whose lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the quality of life in the Village of Seneca Falls; and WHEREAS, Mr. Ken Burns and Mr. Paul Barnes co-produced the film biography entitled “Not for Ourselves Alone”, through which the collaborative efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, to create and bring national focus to women’s rights, were depicted in an accurate and meaningful way; and WHEREAS, the combined talents of these two individuals, as evidenced by the production of this critically acclaimed film, resulted in an enhanced spirit of pride and cooperation among residents of this community by bringing to light the significance of the role played by the Village of Seneca Falls in the Suffrage Movement in New York State, the United States and, indeed, throughout the world; and WHEREAS, this Legislative Body, together with the residents of this community, desires to have a day designated in honor of Mr. Ken Burns and Mr. Paul Barnes and the overwhelmingly positive impact they have had on the Village of Seneca Falls; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the 1st day of November, 2004 is hereinafter proclaimed to be Ken Burns and Paul Barnes Day in the Village of Seneca Falls.

On motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Wenderlich to endorse the legislative proclamation declaring November 1, 2004 to be Ken Burns and Paul Barnes Day as presented.

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PROCLAMATION SMS

A legislative proclamation was read by the Mayor as follows:
WHEREAS, the Mayor and the Board of Trustees together seek to acknowledge those individuals whose lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the quality of life in the Village of Seneca Falls; and WHEREAS, more than one hundred years ago, Italian immigrants came from areas of Northern Italy to Seneca Falls, seeking a wider range of opportunities and a better life for their families; and these same people, bound by a common heritage, compelled by honor and duty sought to preserve and protect these values instilled in them by their ancestors; and WHEREAS, these same men and women chose to unite, for the purpose of providing support and assistance to their community during times of need; and WHEREAS, The Sucieta Di Mutuo Succorso (SMS) was founded on November 6, 1904, in the Village of Seneca Falls, New York; and WHEREAS, the function of the SMS was to promote the welfare of the member; to encourage the moral and material progress of those of Italian descent, to respect members’ religious, philosophic, and political opinions, and to assist one another in every imaginable way; and WHEREAS, in June of 1931, the SMS Auxiliary was formed to promote mutual aid for members, the men’s society, and the community; and WHEREAS, the SMS organization’s members have contributed their expertise to the Village of Seneca Falls in the areas of farming, industry, labor and technical skills, dentistry, education, medicine, law, politics, science and the armed forces; and

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WHEREAS, the SMS organization adds to the cultural life of the Village through their many and varied activities; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED that the Seneca Falls Village Board hereby declares the time period between October 12, 2004 and November 8, 2004 to be SMS Centennial Celebration in Seneca Falls.

On motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Petroccia to endorse the legislative proclamation to designate October 12, 2004 through November 8, 2004 to be SMS Centennial Celebration in Seneca Falls.

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED TRUSTEE COMMENT Senator Nozzolio PREFILED #1 Dey Street Rename

Trustee Petroccia asked to make a statement with regard to our Senator, Mike Nozzolio, thanking him for his efforts and dedication to the district he represents. WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls wishes to rename the existing Dey Street “Ken Burns Lane” and the opening below the arch of Dey Street, “Paul Barnes Landing”; and WHEREAS the Board of Trustees wishes to have both the Ken Burns Lane and Paul Barnes Landing part of the newly-created “Suffrage Park”; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Campese to authorize the renaming of Dey Street to be Ken Burns Lane and Paul Barnes Landing, respectively. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich

Aye Aye Aye Aye

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #2 Suffrage Park Renovation

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees wishes to support the renovation of Suffrage Park; and WHEREAS, reimbursement for the project will be made from State funds; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Wenderlich, seconded by Trustee Dressing to authorize the expenditure of funds, not to exceed $100,000, to complete the project with the submission of documentation for reimbursement, with all funds initially expended from appropriation expense lines and once reimbursement is made, allocated back equally. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich

Aye Aye Aye Aye

AYES: 4

NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #3 Suffrage Park – SEQR Lead Agency

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees wishes to be responsible for the planning, coordination, and completion of the proposed improvements and enhancements to the newly-created Suffrage Park; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Petroccia, that the Village of Seneca Falls hereby requests lead agency status for the environmental assessment of the proposed action to create and construct Suffrage Park. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing

Aye

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Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich AYES: 4 Aye Aye Aye NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #4 Suffrage Park – SEQR Negative Declaration

Per the Short Form SEQR documentation prepared for the proposed project, and per the review and evaluation of the SEQR documentation and the implementation process for the action, on motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Dressing, the Village of Seneca Falls has determined that there will not be any significant adverse environmental impacts due to the proposed unlisted action and hereby resolved to issue a Negative Declaration for the environmental assessment of the Suffrage Park project.
ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich AYES: 4 Aye Aye Aye Aye NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #5 Military Pay Policy

WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of the activation of military personnel and wishes to support the efforts of any employees of the Village who may be called to military duty as a result; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees is reviewing policies for extending benefits to said employees; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Campese, that a temporary policy be adopted to pay 100% premium for applicable health and dental benefits for all employees and their families who are activated into military service for a period of one year or until a permanent policy is adopted.
ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich AYES: 4

Aye Aye Aye Aye NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #6 Joint Purchase – Cascade System

WHEREAS, the Village wishes to enter into an agreement with the Bridgeport Fire District to purchase and own a new Cascade Refill System; WHEREAS, the Village will purchase the system and the Bridgeport Fire District will maintain the system; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Petroccia, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the Mayor to enter into the agreement.
ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich

Aye Aye Aye Aye

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AYES:

4

NOES:

0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #7 Trash Pump Purchase

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees wishes to purchase a trash pump and discharge piping to be used during heavy periods of flooding to help reduce damage occurred in resident homes; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Wenderlich, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the Village solicit quotations for said equipment and supplies.
ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich

Aye Aye Aye Aye

AYES:

4

NOES:

0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #8 Bicycle Surplus

WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls has excess bicycles to dispose of; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the auction process is too costly; now therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Campese, declare the bicycles stored by the Seneca Falls Police Department to be surplus and authorizes the bicycles be donated to various non-profit organizations. Discussion: The Board has asked that documentation regarding the recipients of the bicycles be provided to the Board.
ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Trustee Campese Trustee Petroccia Trustee Wenderlich

Aye Aye Aye Aye

AYES:

4

NOES:

0

MOTION CARRIED

Trustee Wenderlich stated that the topic of a Village curfew had been discussed at her 4th Ward Meeting and the majority of her constituents would like to see a curfew adopted. Discussion regarding the perception of the current need ensued. Chief Capozzi advised the board of a grant available, which Ontario County recently received, in which a “Kids’ Court” was held with regard to juvenile matters which would fall under the curfew issue. Mayor Smith recommended this go back to committee for further discussion. Fran Caraccilo, Committee Chairman, addressed the Board, giving updates on the Comprehensive Plan workshops recently conducted. Mr. Caraccilo stated that surveys would be going out and an update of the information received would be presented to the Board. The Village is to host the next website meeting on October 20th, 2004 at Village Hall.

CURFEW

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

VILLAGE/TOWN WEBSITE

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Jeff Warrick gave a Power Point presentation on the current status of the water and sewer funds. Ann Cramer discussed the curfew issues.

WATER/SEWER FUND PRESENTATION PUBLIC COMMENT Ann Cramer – 101 Cayuga St. Roberta Halden – Auburn Road EXECUTIVE SESSION

Roberta Halden discussed Kid’s Court, relative to the curfew issue.

On motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Petroccia to enter into executive session to discuss the performance of a specific employee at 8:30 p.m. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED CLOSE EXECUTIVE SESSION MOTION CARRIED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Bonadent

On motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Dressing to come out of executive session at 10:05 p.m. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

Agreement and indemnity agreement was reviewed for Bonadent to provide and place Christmas lights and decorations in the village. Indemnity agreement was also discussed to have Bonadent provide all Christmas lights, install and maintain at no charge to the village with a hold harmless agreement. Mr. Bonafiglia is willing, this year, to continue doing all the work but has been worried about liability. Discussion was held about coming up with alternatives for next year. On motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Dressing to authorize the mayor to enter into both agreements on behalf of the Village.

AYES:

4

NOES:

0

MOTION CARRIED ADJOURN

On motion by Trustee Wenderlich, seconded by Trustee Petroccia, to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 p.m.

AYES:

4

NOES:

0

MOTION CARRIED

Respectfully Submitted,

Martha Dygert Deputy Clerk


				
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