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					Regular Meeting Tuesday, October 11, 2005 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, and Masino; Art Seld, Village Attorney. None. OPEN MEETING FIRE DEPARTMENT THANKS MINUTES

Mayor Smith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Smith wanted to take a moment to thank the Red Jacket Fire Department, Waterloo Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance and the County EMS for assisting with the drill conducted by the Seneca Falls Fire Department. It was on motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Petroccia to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting of September 12, 2005, the Heritage Preservation Commission of September 27, 2005. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED REPORTS

Reports are on file from the Code Enforcement, Zoning, Police Department, and Planning Department. A letter was read from Finger Lakes Health citing a report that the Finger Lakes Region was one of the top 100 sites in the Country for children. A communication was received from the Sen County Chamber of Commerce conveying support for the Canal Harbor project and congratulations to the Village for completing this phase of the project. A flyer from the Bishop Sheen Housing Foundation was received with a request to distribute to local homeowners who might be interested in taking part in the funding opportunities for low income families in need of repairs. Mayor Smith requested Guy Cosentino, Director of Options for Independence be contacted with this information. A letter of resignation was read from Officer Jamie Buffone, advising the Board that her last day of work would be October 11, 2005. A letter of resignation was read from Jason Jumper, who would no longer be able to carry out his duties as firefighter for the Seneca Falls Fire Department, effective October 3, 2005. Chief Capozzi advised the Board that Joseph Piscitelli, Crossing Guard, had resigned, however no letter of resignation was submitted. His resignation would be effective immediately. On motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Masino to appoint Mr. Timothy Pagano to the position of Motor Equipment Operator with salary designated by the Street/Water Union Contract. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

COMMUNICATION FL Health Chamber of Commerce

Bishop Sheen

RESIGNATION Buffone RESIGNATION Jumper RESIGNATION Piscitelli

APPOINTMENT Pagano - MEO

MOTION CARRIED APPOINTMENT Jacuzzo – Maint Mechanic MOTION CARRIED APPOINTMENT Luffman - Firefighter MOTION CARRIED

On motion by Trustee Campese seconded by Trustee Masino to appoint Mr. Joseph Jacuzzo to the position of Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant Mechanic which is a civil service appointment with wages set in accordance with the current union contract. AYES: 4 NOES: 0 On motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Campese to appoint Phillip Luffman of 98 W. Bayard St, Seneca Falls, to the position of firefighter effective October 11, 2005. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

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On motion by Trustee Petroccia seconded by Trustee Masino to create a Fair Housing Officer position for the Village of Seneca Falls, effective October 11, 2005 with this interim appointment to be filled by Martha Dygert for a term to expire March 31, 2006. AYES: 4 NOES: 0 WHEREAS, the citizens of the Village of Seneca Falls stand firmly committed to quality after-school programs and opportunities because they:  Provide safe, challenging, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills;  Support working families by ensuring their children are safe and productive after the regular school day ends;  Build stronger communities by involving our students, parents, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of our young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among children, youth, families and adults;  Engage families, schools and diverse community partners in advancing the welfare of our children. WHEREAS, the Lights on After School Program has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality after-school programs are key to helping our children become successful adults; and WHEREAS, Lights on After School, a national celebration of after-school programs on October 20, 2005 promotes the critical importance of quality after-school programs in the lives of children, families and their communities; and WHEREAS, more than 28 million children in the U.S. have parents who work outside the home and 14.3 million children have no place to go after school; and WHEREAS, many after-school programs across the country are facing funding shortfalls so severe that they are being forced to close their doors and turn off their lights; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that I, Mayor Diana Smith, do hereby proclaim October 20, 2005, as “Lights On After School! Day”; and be it further resolved that Mayor Smith enthusiastically endorses Lights On After School! And commits our village to engage in innovative after-school programs and activities that ensure lights stay on and the doors stay open for all children after school. Susan Sauvageau addressed the Board with regard to the proposed joint Economic Development position proposed by both the Town of Seneca Falls and the Village of Seneca Falls. Ms. Sauvageau presented numerous points regarding why she feels the Village should strongly reconsider this. Ann Cramer reiterated points made by Ms. Sauvageau and added her own, stating that the Village has many avenues currently in place for Economic Development without adding the cost this position would carry. Mayor Smith asks Trustees Masino and Dressing for their input on this and would also like for the Economic Development Committee to take a look at these recommendations and all other factors. On motion by Trustee Masino, seconded by Trustee Dressing to remand this issue back to Committee for further review and recommendation. PETITION Susan Sauvageau Ann Cramer APPOINTMENT Dygert – Fair Housing Officer MOTION CARRIED PROCLAMATION Lights On After School

Economic Development Position Review MOTION CARRIED AUDIT OF CLAIMS

AYES:

4

NOES:

0

WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls Board of Trustees is authorized under

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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 #5454 through #5595 in the amount of $355,466.41; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees desires to audit and pay the above-referenced 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: $124,620.40 Water Fund: $ 27,499.87 Sewer Fund: $ 39,253.65 Trust & Agency: $ 6,302.59 Low-Lift Capital Project $ 398.04 Rumsey/Walnut Project $138,307.14 Canal Wall Capital Project $ 13,308.19 Sewer Rehab Project $ 5,776.53 On motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Masino to accept the bills as audited and order paid. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing Aye Trustee Campese Aye Trustee Petroccia Aye Trustee Masino Aye AYES: 4 NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED SPECIAL EVENT Pep Rally Mynderse

An application for special event was received for the Seneca Falls Central School District for permission to hold a pep rally with bonfire on October 14, 2005 at 8:30 p.m. at Bracht Field. With approval from the involved department heads, it was on motion by Trustee Petroccia seconded by Trustee Dressing to approve the Pep Rally as submitted AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED SPECIAL EVENT Hillside Children Center

The Clerk received an application for special event from the Hillside Children’s Center requesting permission to hold a carwash in the Seneca Falls Firehouse on October 16, 2005 from 8 am until 2 pm. Trustee Petroccia questioned whether insurance was required for this event and Administrator Sowards advised that she thought in the past the Board had not asked for proof of insurance for carwashes but she would look into it. On motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Campese to approve the carwash pending submittal of proof of insurance prior to the event. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED SPECIAL EVENT Halloween Parade

An application for Special Event was received from the Town of Seneca Falls Recreation Dept for permission to hold the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 29, 2005 from 2 – 3 pm downtown. On motion by Trustee Petroccia seconded by Trustee Dressing to approve the application for Halloween Parade as submitted. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED SPECIAL EVENT Women’s Right to Rock Concert

An application was reviewed for the Women’s Right to Rock Concert held by Legott Productions. The request outlines the desire for a concerts on July 14 through July 16 in People’s Park, with no music to be played after 11 p.m. On motion by Trustee Campese seconded by Trustee Masino to approve the

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application pending proof of insurance filed in the Village Office no later than May 31, 2006. AYES: 4 NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED SPECIAL EVENT Moses-Salyers Wedding

An application from Dawn Moses and Dottie Salyers was received for permission to hold an event in People’s Park for the renewal of wedding vows on May 6, 2006 from 1-4 p.m. A concern was raised by Trustee Petroccia that too often the Village does not require certificates of insurance and feels that we should be more consistent with this. He was tasked by the Mayor to contact our insurance carrier, NYMIR for their input with regard to whether we should be requiring this for weddings and carwashes, specifically. On motion by Trustee Dressing seconded by Trustee Masino to approve the application for the Moses Wedding, as submitted. AYES: 3 NOES: 2(Campese and Petroccia)

MOTION CARRIED

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees wishes to approve a Christmas party for the Village employees on December 23, 2005 at the Seneca Falls Community Center from 9 AM until 12 Noon with refreshments; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Dressing, seconded by Trustee Masino that a Christmas Party be approved as stated above for all Village employees with a cost not to exceed $300. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

PREFILED #1 Village Christmas Party

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #2 Retirement Credit – Elected Officials

WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls Board of Trustees wishes to establish a standard workday for elected officials for the purpose of determining days worked reportable to the New York State and local Employees’ Retirement System; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Campese that all elected officials be given full-time credit for time served as an elected official for the Village for retirement reporting purposes. AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #3 Rumsey/Walnut Tank Removal

WHEREAS, the Village of Seneca Falls has an on-going capital project to enhance drainage for the Rumsey/Walnut Street area and there were unforeseen expenses involved with the removal of underground fuel tanks found on Walnut Street and several related repairs due to this discovery, with continuing research to determine possible liability to recoup some of these expenses; and WHEREAS, these expenses exceeded the project funding of $1,200,000 by $55,573.98; now, therefore be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Petroccia, seconded by Trustee Masino to approve the expenses associated with the tank removal to be paid out of the General Fund balance as follows: A1990.400 Contingency fund $17,404.83 A5110.477 Street Maint Plan 20,000.00 A5112.400 Perm Improv – CHIPS 10,000.00 A8140.472 Storm Sewers 2,400.00 A5110.464 Misc Street Plan 5,769.15 ROLL CALL: Trustee Dressing: Aye Trustee Campese: Aye

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Trustee Petroccia: Aye Trustee Masino: Aye AYES: 4 NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED PREFILED #4 Rumsey/Walnut Change Orders

WHEREAS, the Walnut and Rumsey Street Rehabilitation project required additional work due to unforeseen circumstances as detailed in the attached change order in the amount of $28,401.10 and $65,716.88; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees wishes to approve such changes to complete the project; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, on motion by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Masino that the Board approve Change order #2 & #3. ROLL CALL Trustee Dressing: Aye Trustee Campese: Aye Trustee Masino: Aye Trustee Petroccia: Aye AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED Prefiled #5 Public Works Charges – Tax Bill #225

On motion introduced by Trustee Campese, seconded by Trustee Petroccia to approve the removal of the Public works charges from Tax Bill #225 – for property located at 132 W. Bayard Street within the Village and that upon payment by the property owner, the portion constituting public works charges are to be refunded to the property. ROLL CALL: Trustee Dressing: Aye Trustee Campese: Aye Trustee Petroccia: Aye Trustee Masino: Aye AYES: 4 NOES: 0

MOTION CARRIED

Water & Sewer Superintendent Warrick relayed information to the Board regarding the lease versus buy options for the sewer camera that was requested during the September regular meeting. Mr. Warrick stated that it would not be cost effective for the Village to lease purchase this equipment as high interest rates would have to be paid over the course of five years. On motion by Trustee Campese seconded by Trustee Masino to approve the purchase of a sewer camera with funds to come from the Sewer Rehab project budget, provided that purchase is made through proper bidding process. ROLL CALL: Trustee Dressing: Aye Trustee Campese: Aye Trustee Petroccia: Aye Trustee Masino: Aye AYES: 4 NOES: 0 Mayor Smith gave an update on the new voucher program for bulky rubbish removal. The Annual Update Document for the Village of Seneca Falls has been filed in the office of the State Comptroller and a copy is on file for review in the Village office. Mary Kelley Black addressed the Board and asked that her statement be entered into the minutes. On motion by Trustee Campese seconded by Trustee Dressing to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

OLD BUSINESS Sewer Camera

MOTION CARRIED Bulky Rubbish Program Update AUD Filed

PUBLIC COMMENT Mary Kelley Black ADJOURN

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AYES: 4 NOES: 0 MOTION CARRIED

Respectfully Submitted,

Martha Dygert Deputy Clerk


				
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