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					FEBRUARY 7, 2011 VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Thomas Dougherty, Trustee Kurt Wheeler, Trustee Peggy Van Arnam,
Trustee Amy Mann, Trustee Dave Porter

ALSO PRESENT: Jim Stokes, Bill Carr, Jeanette Michael, Darlene & Bruce Pulkinen, David Petrovich,
Bob & Susie Lucas, Dave Vredenburgh, Betsy Kennedy, Charles Macaulay, Susan Baldwin, Barb
Henderson, Robert Petrovich, Scott Shannon, Gerry Edwards, Pringle Symonds, Ed Green, Pierce Smith,

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Mayor Tom Dougherty asked the Attorney for the Village, Jim Stokes to review two proposed changes to
the Village Employee Handbook for the Village Board and the community. (see below)

Add new bullet to the end of 407 Vehicle Usage
    Village employees and elected officials, while on village business at the Village Office, shall not
       park their personal vehicles in violation of the Village Parking Regulations.
       Additionally it is not appropriate to “roll” a vehicle in a from one parking spot to another to avoid
       getting an overtime parking ticket.


Revise Section 409 of the Employee’s Handbook to read as follows:
Vehicle Washing – The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes Firefighters and employees of the Public
Works Department and the Police Department are authorized to wash their private cars and/or equipment
recreational vehicles within their respective Village-owned shop facilities, provided that any such washing
is done after the firefighters’ or employees’ working hours, that the activity does not interfere with any
official function of the department, and the firefighters or employees use no Village supplies or services
other than water and electricity, and that the cost to repair any damages to Village equipment or property
caused by the firefighter or employee is promptly reimbursed to the Village Any other unofficial activities
on Village property are prohibited unless approved by the Board of Trustees.

Motion made by Trustee Kurt Wheeler and seconded by Trustee Peggy Van Arnam to pass the following
resolution:

RESOLUTION #48 - BE IT RESOLVED that the Village of Cazenovia through its governing body the
Board of Trustees, hereby approves the two proposed changes to the Employee Handbook.

By vote of the Board – Mayor Thomas Dougherty – aye, Trustee Kurt Wheeler – aye, Trustee Peggy Van
Arnam – aye, Trustee Amy Mann – aye, Trustee Dave Porter – aye.

Five in favor. Approved

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Trustee Amy Mann read a letter she had received earlier in the month from Jeanette Michael. In the letter
Ms. Michael asked permission from the Board to allow dogs to run off leash in the winter with the dog
owners picking up after them. Also in the letter was a request to use part of the park the rest of the year.
Ms. Michael added that her dog needed to run and there was not a place to do so. Jim Stokes pointed out
that this was permitted according to the Village Code.

Trustee Van Arnam asked Ms. Michael which park she was referring to and she said Lakeland Park.

Trustee Kurt Wheeler added that this may be problematic in the summer time and suggested that during the
summer the unleashed dogs and their owners use the area by Carpenters Barn.

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Trustee Dave Porter, Commissioner of the Fire Department discussed the option brought to the fire
department to purchase the neighboring property at 6 Farnham St. Trustee Porter reported that the fire
department was interested in this property for two reasons. The first reason is to secure additional parking
for the department and the second reason is to provide an opportunity for future expansion including a
bunking function at the department. Many other area departments offer bunking for student firefighters.
Trustee Porter added that the college students are a very important part of our department.

At the January Board meeting the fire department was asked to obtain an appraisal of the 6 Farnham St.
property by an outside source. Trustee Porter reported that if the property was sold for rental property or a
residence the appraised value would be roughly $100,000. For a person who has adjoining property there
would be a 20% premium applied so that price would be $120,000. The price that was previously talked
about between the department and Sue Baldwin, the property owner was $110,000. A copy of this
appraisal will be in the Village Office. The department has come up with a funding strategy that will not
impact the local taxes.
Deputy Fire Chief Gil Hodges pointed out that the current firehouse is 22 years old and they are trying to
make do for the future although this isn’t the ideal situation. Mr. Hodges also added that the ideal situation
might be to go somewhere else where there was much more parking and room to grow. There are three
new firehouses in the area being Jamesville, Skaneateles and Fayetteville and the costs for building them
ranged from $3.8 million to $6.6 million.

After a brief discussion, Mayor Dougherty suggested the Board go into executive session after the regular
board meeting to speak to the Village Attorney about the property acquisition. This discussion will be
continued at the next Village Board meeting.

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Trustee Peggy Van Arnam gave an update on the Riverside Drive project. Trustee Van Arnam reported
that one year ago the Village Board gave conceptual approval to the Green/Shannon proposal and that the
Board has been very focused on the WHO for the last year. Two things have been catalytic in the past
month. Trustee Mann’s comment – “I don’t have enough information to decide.” and St. Joe’s
commitment to this location even if it takes a while. Trustee Van Arnam added that this is too important
not to get it right and all trustees need to know all the options in order to evaluate them. The Board plans on
having everyone as informed as possible over the next month. Trustee Van Arnam also added she hoped to
reconvene the Advisory group that has contributed so much to this process. Once the trustees have agreed
as to WHAT they want, they can get back to worrying about the WHO.

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The Board approved the request from the Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce to use Memorial Park for
the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from May 7th – November 5th, 2011. The Board also approved
additional hours during the HBD’s Sidewalk Festival on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2011. Approval also was
given for a sign to be put up on the Lakeland Park fence from Thursday through Saturday each week during
the Farmer’s Market.

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Motion made by Mayor Tom Dougherty and seconded by Trustee Dave Porter to pass the following
resolution:

RESOLUTION #49 - BE IT RESOLVED that the Village of Cazenovia through its governing body the
Board of Trustees, hereby designates the American Legion Post 88, 26 Chenango Street as the poll site for
the June 21, 2011, Village Election to be held from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

By vote of the Board – Mayor Thomas Dougherty – aye, Trustee Kurt Wheeler – aye, Trustee Peggy Van
Arnam – aye, Trustee Amy Mann – aye, Trustee Dave Porter – aye.

Five in favor. Approved

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The Board approved the request from the Syracuse Chargers to put up two tents in Lakeland Park in
connection with the July 4th Foot Races. They would be put up that morning and taken down by noon that
same day.

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Mayor Dougherty reported the Carpenters Barn Committee met on January 20 th to discuss the status of the
SIP (Strategic Investment Program) Grant ($250,000) and decide whether to proceed with the structural
upgrade of the building or to wait for the EPF Grant. The committee recommended the Village wait and
reapply. Barbara Henderson was going to check with the EPF program to make sure everything was in line
for the EPF grant as far as when it was going to be scheduled and what the prospects are of the Village
receiving it this year. Mayor Dougherty had a chance to speak with Assenblyman Bill Magee and added
Mr. Magee was instrumental in the Village receiving the grant from the New York State Dormitory
Authority. Mr. Magee was anxious for the Village to start working on the project.

Barbara Henderson had spoke to Representative, Jean Egenhofer who is with New York State Parks which
handles the EPF Grants and she thought this was a great project and the application was great and
suggested the Village show the economical development aspect a little bit more strongly. Ms. Egenhofer
strongly urged the Village to reapply. Ms. Egenhofer added that it wouldn’t be a problem if we used just
part of the SIP grant and matched whatever was left and that wasn’t a concern at all. The only other thing
she did recommend was that any proposal that is put together should be reviewed by the State Historic
Preservation Officer first to make sure everything is the way they would like it to be. Ms. Egenhofer
knew of only one other project in the central region that was going forward so if they were to fund this type
of project, we would have a good shot.

Mayor Dougherty pointed out this grant was for three years so there was still one year left. Trustee Mann
suggested we start this project by contacting the Village Engineer to start the process.

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The Village Board scheduled special meetings for February 17, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. and March 1, 2011, at
7:00p.m. at the Municipal Building to discuss the 2011 – 2012 budget.

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The Board approved the request made by the Center State Youth Hockey Association to display a sign on
Lakeland fence from February 12, 2011 to February 20, 2011, to publicize their Try Hockey for Free event
to be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

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Mayor Dougherty reviewed the sales tax revenues for the year by adding that the Village had just received
its January check in the amount of $138,750.95 which was 11% above last year’s numbers. Right now we
are running 8% ahead of last year’s numbers.

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Mayor Dougherty reported the Village Court will be undergoing an audit this spring by the Division of the
Criminal Justice System (DCJS) and the court was making preparations for that at this time. The court is
making some progress on the audit items listed. Of the three boxes of records that the DCJS was very
anxious that the Village get filed, 70% have been completed. The mayor will check with the court to see
what the completion date will be.

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Trustee Wheeler thanked the Public Works Department for all their hard work and a lot of extra hours
removing the snow this year.

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Trustee Wheeler reported that next month he hoped to have for public review a final packet of the zoning
revisions that the committee has been working on. Next month the Board will begin to receive public input
on the final changes.

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Trustee Van Arnam reported 7,539,000 gallons of water were used in January for an average of 243,193 a
day which is average for this month.

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Trustee Van Arnam also reported there was a water main break on Albany St. This serves notice on the
Village that we cannot expect water lines installed in 1890 to go on indefinitely. We are heading for a real
problem if we don’t start replacing lines.

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Trustee Van Arnam reported there were 137 parking tickets issued in the month of January while 91 tickets
were paid in the amount of $ 2,055.00. Also, there was $62.00 deposited in parking donations.

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Trustee Mann reported the Tree Commission met on January 8th and they are planning a seminar as they
did last spring on March 26th at the Library in the Community Room. Last year’s was a big success.

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Trustee Mann reported the Village had been notified by National Grid of a number of large old trees on
Lincklaen St. which are in structural decline and present a hazard that need to be taken down. The
residents have been notified. This is a sensitive project so they will be getting a second opinion regarding
this project. National Grid will be removing the trees at their expense which will be a great savings to the
village. The Village will concentrate on planting new trees on Lincklaen St. in the spring.

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Trustee Mann reported that Burton Street Rink has had a record year and hopes to have it open through
Winterfest Weekend and the February school break. Trustee Mann has appealed to the other participating
municipalities and asked each for more funds based on their percentage to keep the rink open. The Village
has already received monies from Fenner. Mayor Dougherty agreed to follow up with the Town of
Cazenovia as their share would be $1700.00 and that money would be very helpful.

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Trustee Mann reported Lake Watershed met on January 18 th and they too are planning an educational
seminar.

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Jeanette Michael asked Trustee Mann about the two old trees at Cannon Park. Ms. Michael is concerned
that during the Farmer’s Market on a windy day that the large branches would come down. Trustee Mann
assured Ms. Michael that she was aware of this and that within the next couple of years she hopes to be
able to plant two new trees.

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Trustee Dave Porter reported he had attended the Firemen’s Dinner for the first time and he was able to
meet people. Trustee Porter was very impressed with the two young fire fighters that received the Chief’s
Award and they are so enthusiastic about their participation in the fire department.

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Trustee Porter reported Charlie Sovik, a local insurance broker who works with the Village and their
health insurance would like to attend the budget work session.

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Bob Lucas asked Trustee Porter how big the current firehouse is and Trustee Porter said he would have to
get back to him as he wasn’t sure of the exact square footage. Mr. Lucas added that there was a possibility
that if the fire department ever sought to build a new firehouse that he would talk to his parents about
donating two to three acres up behind the new CAVAC building.

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Barbara Henderson from CACDA reminded everyone that there was still time to sign up for the energy
challenge and that there is an $1100 prize available.

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Motion made by Trustee Van Arnam and seconded by Trustee Wheeler to pass the following resolution:

RESOLUTION # 50 – BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Cazenovia through its governing body, the
Board of Trustees, hereby authorizes the following budget transfer:

1)       To:       A-3120.411                                                             $ 249.72
                   (Police – Gas & Oil)
         From:     A-3120.416                                                             $ 249.72
                   (Police - Tires)

2)       To:       A-3120.41                                                              $ 141.85
                   (Police – Repairs/Cars Maintenance)
         From:     A-3120.416                                                             $ 141.85
                   (Police – Tires)

3)       To:       A-5110.425                                                             $ 264.17
                   (Maint. of Roads – Tires & Tubes)
         From:     A-5142.432                                                             $ 264.17
                   (Snow Removal – Plow Blades, Etc.)

4)       To:       A-1620.4                                                               $   44.53
                   (Municipal Bldg. – Contractual)
         From:     A-1620.433                                                             $   44.53
                   (Municipal Bldg. – Bldg. Remodeling)

February 7, 2011

By vote of the Board – Mayor Thomas Dougherty – aye, Trustee Kurt Wheeler – aye, Trustee Dave Porter
– aye, Trustee Peggy Van Arnam – aye, Trustee Amy Mann – aye.

Five in favor. Approved.

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Motion made by Trustee Kurt Wheeler and seconded by Trustee Amy Mann to approve the Village bills for
the month (see attached list).

Vote taken. All aye. Approved.

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Mayor Dougherty asked Bill Carr about the water in the municipal building and Mr. Carr reported that
when the municipal building was remodeled the old galvanized piping was left. Mr. Carr agreed to get a
water cooler for the municipal building so drinking water would be available.

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Motion made by Trustee Porter and seconded by Trustee Van Arnam to move into executive session at 8:25
p.m. to discuss acquisition of property.

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Village Board moved out of executive session at 9:22 p.m. There were no motions, proposals, or decisions
made in executive session.

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Motion made by Trustee Porter and seconded by Trustee Mann to adjourn the meeting at 9:22 p.m. All
aye. Approved. Meeting adjourned at 9:22p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Katherine A. Burns
Village Clerk

				
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