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September 23, 2015 - Workshop Meeting

The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion was held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM, at the Village Hall, 35 East Bank Street, Albion, New York.

 

Present were Deputy Mayor Eileen S Banker, Stanley Farone, Gary Katsanis and Attorney John C Gavenda. There were 5 residents present.

 

Mayor Dean London and Trustee Pete Sidari were absent.

 

Also in attendance was Police Chief Roland Nenni, Superintendent of the Department of Public Works Dale Brooks, Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti and Albion Fire Department Chief Harry Papponetti. 

 

Deputy Mayor Banker opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 PM.

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

The Board of Trustees received monthly reports from Police Chief Roland Nenni, Albion Fire Department, Animal Control Officer Harry Papponetti, Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti, Cemetery Supervisor Jason Zicari, Village Clerk Linda Babcock, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Kevin Miller and the Superintendent of the Pollution Control Plant Aric Albright.

 

The Board of Trustees didn’t receive a monthly report from the Superintendent of Public Works Dale Brooks.  It was submitted September 24, 2015.

 

APPROVED INCREASE OF LINE ITEMS

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approving Police Chief Roland Nenni’s request to increase A 3089 (State Payments) and a 3120.405 (Community Programs) $433.20 for the Child Passenger Safety Grants that were received.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

126 NORTH MAIN STREET DISCUSSED

The Board of Trustees discussed the next step for 126 N Main Street.  The owner’s engineer informed Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti that the building will not withstand another winter.  Mr Vendetti also stated he has been dealing with this for 1 ½ years.

 

SOLAR ENERGY

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis approving the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Solar energy project which will be sent out by Larsen Engineers.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

UTILITY SERVICE GROUP

The Board of Trustees took no action on the recommendation from Utility Service Group to renovate the 1 million gallon tank at an approximate cost of $935,000.  The Board of Trustees would like to see Chatfield Engineers report first.

 

SIEMENS MODEM

The Board of Trustees took no action on the Siemen’s mode.  The Board of Trustees would like to see Chatfield Engineers report first.

 

APPROVED MINUTES

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis that in as much as each member received copies of the minutes of the September 9, 2015 meeting and there being no errors or omissions, minutes are hereby approved as written.

           

CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

 

APPROVED PAYMENT TO BERGMANN

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis approving payment to Bergmann Associates for $9,803.86 for services rendered for the Clarendon Street Bridge Project.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVED CHANGE ORDER 3 TO CONTRACT 4

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approving Mayor London sign Change Order #3 for Contract 4 to reduce the contract by $26,410.40 for removal of weir brushes and installation out of contract and to omit painting of support beam in primary clarification.

 

The Board of Trustees also received the “Certificate of Substantial Completion” for Contract 4.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVED ENGINEERING SERVICE AGREEMENT AMENDMENT #5

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approving Mayor London to sign Engineering Service Agreement Amendment #5.  The amendment is to increase the scope of services for Chatfield Engineers to complete asbestos testing on the roofing materials.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

APPROVED AGREEMENT WITH ELMER W DAVIS INC

Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approving Mayor London to sign the agreement with Elmer W Davis Inc, contractor for the Roof Replacement Project.

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED

Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis to schedule a Public Hearing for October 14, 2015 at 7:00PM to discuss the implementation of the Claims Recovery Financial Services, LLC project that received Community Development Block funding from the New York State Office of Community Renewal (Project #10ED794-13).

 

                                                            CARRIED

                                                3 Ayes                         0 Nays

 

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

Correspondence received from John B Riggi, President of Save Ontario Shores, Inc asking for a resolution of support opposing APEX’s proposal to locate 70 or more 600 foot wind turbines in the Town of Yates.  The Board of Trustees took no action.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence received from Cohen Law Group regarding free legal assessment regarding cable franchise and wireless matters.  Attorney Gavenda will contact them, as he would like to hear what they have to offer.

 

RESIDENT

The new owner of the Swan Library building, Mr Chad Fabry addressed the Board of Trustees about the following:

  1. Statue - He would like to donate to the Village for one of the parks

  2. Tree – he will be removing the old tree in the front as it is pushing the wall out.  Would the Village like it for Christmas?

    Deputy Mayor Banker thanked Mr Fabry and stated the items will stay on the agenda as they look into his offers.

     

     

    APPROVED TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR CRFS

    Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone approved to give $5,935.76 from the very old Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to Claims Recovery Financial Services (CRFS).  This is part of the agreement for CRFS to receive $744,165.62 to expand its operations at 231 East Avenue.

     

                                                                CARRIED

                                                    3 Ayes                         0 Nays  

     

    TOWN OF ALBION INTERSECTIONS

    Fire Chief Harry Papponetti informed the Board of Trustees that he met with the Town of Albion Board and they will be looking at solutions for the intersections at Gaines Basin/County House Road and Eagle Harbor Road/Route 31 which have been the scene of many accidents in the past.

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone to adjourn to executive session to discuss legal matters at 7:58 PM.

     

    CARRIED

                                                    3 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION CLOSED

    Moved by Trustee Farone and seconded by Trustee Katsanis to come out of executive session at 8:09 PM.

     

    CARRIED

                                                    3 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

    NEW RFP

    The Board of Trustees discussed Attorney Gavenda revising the Request for Proposal (RFP) for 544 East State Street.

     

    MEETING ADJOURNED

    Moved by Trustee Katsanis and seconded by Trustee Farone that there being no further business, meeting is hereby adjourned at 8:20 PM.

                                                                                       

    CARRIED

                                                    3 Ayes                         0 Nays

     

     

    Respectfully submitted,

     

     

     

     

    Linda K Babcock

Clerk-Treasurer
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