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					The regular meeting of the Walton Village Board was held on Monday, August 4, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Clerk’s Office, 21 North Street, Walton. Present: Edward H. Snow, Sr., Mayor Trustees: Rich Morley Teresa O’Leary Lillian Browne Kenneth Landry Attorney: David Merzig, Esq. was not required to attend Clerk- Virginia L. O’Dell Reporters: Glenn Graves – Walton Reporter T.J.E. Productions – Channel 23 Mayor Edward H. Snow, Sr. called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA: ABSTRACTS: The audit committee reviewed the abstracts and recommended approval as follows: The General Fund Abstract in the sum of $113,350.57 was presented to the Board. The Water Fund Abstract in the sum of $20,119.93 was presented to the Board. The Wastewater Fund Abstract in the sum of $118,692.15 was presented to the Board. The Village of Walton Prescription Insurance Fund Abstract in the sum of $359.64 was presented to the Board. AMEND The Clerk reported that a payroll posting error was entered in Wastewater Fund Abstract ABSTRACT dated July 7, 2008 in the sum of $2,493.75, making the net balance of the abstract to be WWTP #1 $257,703.84 and requested that the minutes of July 7, 2008 be amended to reflect that change. After review and discussion, Rich Morley made a motion to approve the abstracts as submitted. Kenneth Landry seconded. Rich Morley, Teresa O’Leary and Kenneth Landry voted yes. Lillian Browne voted no. Motion was carried. DEPARTMENT HEADS: PUBLIC SAFETY Police Chief David Halaquist submitted his written monthly report for July 2008. CODE ENFORCEMENT: Monthly Code Enforcement Official Roger Hoyt submitted a written monthly report for July 2008. Report Building and/or sign permits issued during the month of July 2008 are as follows: John Moffett – 88 North St. – addition Margaret DuMond – 107 Townsend St. – storage building Safa Bollas – 90 Mead Street – doors and windows Salvatore Salvia – 64 Stockton Ave. – deck Kathy Berman – 47 Burton St. – roof Greg Kenny – 214 Old Prospect Ave. – replace porch Kenneth Gransbury – 7 More Ave. – roof Terry Gelber – 92 Griswold Street – repair foundation U.P. Church – 58 East St. – handicapped ramp Lawrence Stratton – 59 St. John St. – replace porch Jackie Fairchild – 7 Munn Street – deck with roof Joe Cance – 29 Gardiner Place - deck PUBLIC WORKS ROTO ROOTER JANICE RICHARDSON Joseph Cetta, DPW Superintendent submitted his monthly report for July 2008.

Joseph Cetta explained that one of our sewer customers had an issue with his sewer line in July 2008 and incurred expenses in the sum of $540.00 for Roto Rooter to come and clean out the pipe. In so doing, it was discovered that the problem was a collapsed pipe which was a Village responsibility. Mr. Cetta recommended reimbursing the homeowner for the Roto Rooter expense since it was a Village responsibility. After discussion and review, Lillian Browne made a motion to reimburse Janice Richardson in the sum of $540.00 for Roto Rooter expenses. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Carried unanimously.

POOL CLOSING Joseph Cetta reported that the John “Jack” Kelly Memorial Pool is scheduled to close on August 24, 2008 this year. FLOWERS PLANTED Joseph Cetta reported that the Walton Girl Scout Service Unit under the direction of Tammy Jamieson, planted flowers at the Robert S. Harby, Sr. Riverside Park. The Clerk was directed to send a thank you to them. Joseph Cetta reported that the Village portion of the County cost for the bridge is under $10,000.00. Mr. Cetta reported that the cost for the bridge railing would be $5800.00 and would be purchased from the same supplier as the Griswold Street bridge and the AustinLincoln Park bridge. After discussion and review, Rich Morley made a motion to allow

BENTON AVENUE BRIDGE

the purchase of the railing for the Benton Avenue Bridge at a cost of $5800.00 from Custom Metal Services. Lillian Browne seconded. Carried unanimously. SEWER JETTER A lengthy discussion regarding the purchase of a sewer jetter ensued, after which Lillian Browne made a motion to allow the Clerk to advertise for bids to be opened on August 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Rich Morley, Teresa O’Leary and Lillian Browne voted yes. Kenneth Landry voted no. Motion was carried. Joseph Cetta reported that he has received a letter from the US Army Corp. of Engineers which prohibits the Village from undertaking any activity until the required authorization from them has been issued. David Ohman of Delaware Engineering submitted a written monthly report for July 2008. A list of purchases recommended by Mr. Ohman is attached. After discussion and review, Lillian Browne made a motion to allow the Wastewater Treatment Plant to purchase the attached list of purchases as submitted. Kenneth Landry seconded. Carried unanimously.

BRIDGE STREET GRAVEL VILLAGE ENGINEER PLANNED PURCHASES

TRUSTEES REPORTS: THEATRE Rich Morley reported that the Walton Theatre Restoration Committee is actively seeking RESTORATION a 501C3 status for its fund raising activities, which will be separate from grant COMMITTEE applications which will still be applied for by the Village. BEAUTIFICATION Teresa O’Leary asked Ms. Browne about what the Committee is going to do about the COMMITTEE condition of the flags on Bridge Street. One is already down, Ms. O’Leary stated. Mayor FLAGS – BRIDGE ST. Snow will discuss this issue with DPW Superintendent Joe Cetta. MAYOR’S REPORT: NYSE&G Mayor Snow reported that he contacted both NYSE&G and Frontier regarding putting PERMIT flags on the poles on Delaware Street that would be donated by the Walton Veterans. FOR FLAGS After discussion and review, Rich Morley made a motion to allow Mayor Snow to sign the permit agreement with NYSE&G regarding putting flags on the poles on Delaware Street. Kenneth Landry seconded. Carried unanimously. NYCOM FALL TRAINING SCHOOL The Clerk requested permission to send Assistant Clerk Jody Brown to the NYCOM Fall Training School in Lake Placid on September 15-19, 2008 and to pay the corresponding expenses. After a lengthy discussion and review, Rich Morley made a motion to allow Assistant Clerk Jody Brown to attend the NYCOM Fall Training School in Lake Placid On September 15-19, 2008 and to pay the corresponding expenses. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Rich Morley, Teresa O’Leary and Lillian Browne voted yes. Kenneth Landry voted no. Motion was carried. Mayor Snow read an anonymous letter from a concerned citizen regarding the condition of 15 Liberty Street. Mayor Snow reported that Code Enforcement Official Roger Hoyt is addressing this property.

15 LIBERTY STREET

CORNER OF Mayor Snow read a letter from Glen and Marlyn Mattaski regarding bushes on the corner PLATT AND of Platt and Townsend Street. Mayor Snow reported that DPW Superintendent Joe Cetta TOWNSEND has spoken with the property owner and the bushes have been cut back. Mayor Snow STREET – BUSHES advised that the letter had no return address therefore we are unable to send a written response. THANK YOU NOTE PUBLIC INPUT Mayor Snow read a thank you note he received for attending the Eagle Scout ceremony for Christopher Northrup. Mayor Snow laid down the ground rules for public input and then opened the floor to the public. Mayor Snow asked people to stand, identify themselves and state their address. Gilbert Williams requested information as to why no prayer was given before the meeting. Mayor Snow reported that the scheduled speaker was not in attendance. PUBLIC FISHING RIGHTS CONTRACTS The Clerk reported that she had checked with the Village’s insurance carrier who stated that there would be no issues with the insurance, however he suggested that the Village asked the DEC for an insurance certificate, if possible, naming the Village as an additional insured.regarding the liability issues involved with this project. After further discussion, the Board took no action on this issue. The Clerk requested permission to publish a legal notice on a proposed local law to revise Chapter 53 conflicting sections of code regarding the zoning board of appeals. After discussion and review, Rich Morley made a motion to hold a public hearing on the

LOCAL LAW RE: ZONING BOARD OF

APPEALS

proposed local law on September 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. and to allow the Clerk permission to publish a legal notice. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Carried unanimously. The Clerk requested permission to publish a legal notice on the proposed local law to establish two-hour parking zones on the west side of North Street from Opera Avenue to Platt Street and to add while school is in session from Mead Street to Platt Street. Police Chief David Halaquist explained why this parking law was needed. After a lengthy discussion and review, Teresa O’Leary made a motion to hold a public hearing on the proposed local law on September 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. and to allow the Clerk permission to publish a legal notice. Rich Morley seconded. Carried unanimously.

NORTH STREET TWO-HOUR LOCAL LAW

AQUA A special meeting for this presentation is in the process of being scheduled. This AMERICA, INC. company specializes in water system operations. UPGRADE COMPUTER SYSTEM A memo from Deputy Village Clerk John Clark regarding upgrading the Village Clerk’s computer system was submitted to the Board. After discussion and review, Teresa O’Leary made a motion to approve the upgrade at a sum not to exceed $655.00. Rich Morley seconded. Carried unanimously.

DELINQUENT The Clerk reported that three parcels that were sent letters have not as yet paid their taxes. TAXES After review and discussion, the Clerk was directed to send a letter giving these owners until August 22, 2008 to respond to an offer with the option to scheduling payments to avoid foreclosures proceedings being initiated. LETTER A letter from Joseph Augustine regarding the Village’s Beautification Committee was FROM submitted to the Board. Mayor Snow read the letter to the public. Kenneth Landry asked JOSEPH to respond to the comment regarding the disbanding of the committee. Mr. Landry said AUGUSTINE they made an attempt to contact the committee members. Lillian Browne stated that she RE: did not personally contact all of them. Ms. Browne apologized for not contacting Mr. BEAUTIFICATION Augustine personally and invited Mr. Augustine to work with the new private group. COMMITTEE Ms. Browne asked that a response be sent to Mr. Augustine. MEMO FROM KENNETH LANDRY RE: LAWN SALES EXECUTIVE SESSION A memo from Kenneth Landry regarding the Village’s law governing lawn sales was submitted to the Board. Mayor Snow read the memo to the public. After comments by the Board and the public, Mayor Snow said that he would send this local law to the Village’s Planning Board with recommendations to rewrite the law. Rich Morley made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a real estate matter and a recreation personnel matter at 7:27 p.m. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Carried unanimously. No action was taken during executive session. Lillian Browne made a motion to come out of executive session at 7:45 p.m. Rich Morley seconded. Carried unanimously. OVERNIGHT POOL CAMP OUT A request from a group of lifeguards to have a bar-b-que and overnight camp out at the John “Jack” Kelly Memorial Pool on August 7, 2008 was submitted to the Board. All participants have signed permission slips from their parents and have agreed to no friends, no alcohol and no swimming. After discussion and review, Rich Morley made a motion to allow the group of lifeguards to have a bar-b-que and overnight camp out at the John “Jack” Kelly Memorial Pool on August 7, 2008. Teresa O’Leary seconded. Rich Morley, Teresa O’Leary and Kenneth Landry voted yes. Lillian Browne voted no, based on liability concerns. Motion was carried. Lillian Browne made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 p.m. Kenneth Landry seconded. Carried unanimously. Next regular meeting of the Village Board will be held on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Clerk’s Office, 21 North Street.

MOTION TO ADJOURN NEXT MEETING

Virginia L. O’Dell, Clerk


				
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