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May 11, 2015

MAY 11, 2015   VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

COURTHOUSE

VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

PO BOX 7, 18 CHURCH STREET

GREENWOOD LAKE. NY 10925

 

PRESENT: MAYOR: JESSE DWYER

 

TRUSTEES: KATHELEEN HOLDER

KELLI KELM

CHAD SELLIER

 

ATTORNEY: JOHN BUCKHEIT

 

ABSENT: TRUSTEE: THOMAS HOWLEY

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN.

 

ALL PRESENT EXCEPT TRUSTEE HOWLEY.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE MAY 13TH AS WORLD FALUN DAFA DAY.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED THIS IS IN SUPPORT OF AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS INTERNATIONAL.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. SECONDED BY CHAD SELLIER. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTER THAT INFORMED US THAT AT&T HAS WITHDRAWN ITS APPLICATION WITH THE PLANNING BOARD FOR A CELL TOWER.

 

LETTER REQUESTING THAT THE VILLAGE REVIEW ITS CELL TOWER POLICY WHICH WE WERE UNABLE TO DO WHEN THERE WAS AN ACTIVE APPLICATION FOR SUCH, FROM RESIDENT VICTOR LUDMERER.

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – I HAVE NO REPORT

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT

 

BUILDING INSPCTOR DODY NICHOLAS STATED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT TOOK IN $5,782.00. I SENT OUT 33 ORDER TO REMEDY’S, ISSUED 24 BUIDING PERMITS, 13 CC/CO’S, SENT OUT 64 SEPTIC LETTERS, 6 EXPIRED PERMIT LETTERS, 13 RENTAL INSPECTIONS LETTERS AND 5 FIRE INSPECTION LETTERS. IN ADDITION I DID 27 RENTAQL INSPECTIONS, 6 COMMERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS, 6 MUNICIPAL SEARCHES AND SENT 5 ACCUSATORIES TO COURT. I AM ENFORCING PROPERTY MAINENTANCE ISSUES, SO IF YOU RECEIVE AN ORDER TO REMEDY FROM ME, CONTACT ME AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU TO SOLVE THE ISSUE. I ALSO ATTENDED ONE ZBA AND 1 PLANNING BOARD MEETING IN APRIL.

 

POLICE REPORT

 

CHIEF HANSEN REPORTED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 1, 226 COMPLAINTS. WE ISSUED 123 CITATIONS, MADE 32 ARRESTS, AND INVESTIGATED FOUR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. WE ARE HAVING A BOATERS SAFETY COURSE MAY 20TH AND 22ND AND THERE ARE STILL SEATS AVAILABLE. ON APRIL 25TH THE COALITON AND POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD A PILL DROP AND ACCUMULATED 3-4 BAGS OF PILLS TO BE DISPOSED OF. THE YOUTH OFFICER IS PLANNING A FISHING DERBY FOR UNDER 15 AT THE THOMAS MORAHAN WATERFRONT PARK. DETAILS WILL FOLLOW. THE PBA IS HAVING A BIKE RODEO ON MAY 31ST FROM 1-3 AT THE AMERICAN LEGION FOR 12 YEAR OLDS AND UNDER.

 

 

TRUSTEE KELM – I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE THE OFFICERS THAT WENT AROUND GIVING OUT ICE CREAM CERTIFICATES TO ALL THE CHILDREN THAT WERE SEEN WEARING THEIR BIKE HELMETS. THEY WERE VERY EXCITED, SO IT DOES WORK.

 

DPW REPORT

 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEN ASTORINO STATED WE HAVE BEEN OUT WITH THE SWEEPER. IT’S A TRYING PROCESS THIS SPRING; IT’S TAKING THREE OR FOUR TIMES SEWEEPING EACH STREET TO PICK UP ALL THE STONES. THEY WILL BE OUT UNTIL IT IS ALL PICKED UP. WE WILL START VACUMMING OUT CATCH BASINS NEXT WEEK. WE HAVE DONE A FEW. WE DID SOME WORK WITH THE WATER DEPARTMENT UP IN WAH TA WAH ON SUMMER WATER. THE MECHANIC IS TAKING CARE OF VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AS NEEDED. WE MADE SIGNS AND ARE REPAIRING OTHERS. WE FILLED POTHOLES AND DID SOME IRRIGATION WORK ON GREENWOOD LAKE PARK. WE ARE WORKING ON THE BEACH SO IT IS SET TO OPEN AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

 

JUSTICE REPORT

 

JUDGE KEITH GARLEY STATED IT’S BEEN VERY BUSY. WE HAVE NEW CARPETING THANKS TO THE WORK OF FORMER JUDGE NANCY DEANGELO. JCAP WILL BE OPENING IN JULY AND WE WILL BE ACTIVELY SEEKING MORE GRANTS FOR THE COURTHOUSE. IN THE MONTH OF APRIL WE CLOSED OUT 22 PENAL LAW CASES, 133 VTL, 4 CIVIL MATTERS, 5 CONSERVTION LAWS, 1 PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND 2 NAVIGATION LAW FOR A TOTAL OF 171 CASES. WE TOOK IN ANOTHER 31 PENAL CASES. THE FINANCIAL REPORT WAS FORWARDED TO THE VILLAGE BOARD.

 

WATER REPORT

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED THE WELLS HAVE BEEN FULLY REHABBED AND ARE UP AND RUNNING BETTER THAN THEY WERE BEFORE. THEY LEFT US WITH SOME RUTS IN THE GROUND BUT THEY CAME BACK AND REPAIRED THEM. THE WELLS ARE PRODUCING MORE WATER THAN WE CAN HANDLE AND THE OPERATOR HAD TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE VOLUME. WE DID OPEN UP THE SUMMER WATER SYSTEM IN WAH TA WAH WHICH IS ALWAYS AN ORDEAL WITH LEAKS SPRINGING UP EVERYWHERE. WE ARE DISCUSSING IMPROVING INFRASTURCTURE WITH 9OUR WATER LINES AS ORANGE AND ROCKLAND IS INSTALLING GAS LINES UP THERE. IT’S A SLOW PROCESS.

 

COMMISSION REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER

 

SCHOOL REPORT – FIFTY THREE PERCENT OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS OPTED OUT OF STATE TESTING. GRANDPARENTS DAY IS TUESDAY 19TH AT 9:30AM AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM. FOLLOWING A BRIEF ASSEMBLY, GUESTS WILL BE INVITED TO VISIT THEIR GRANDCHILDRENS CLASSES. THERE IS ALSO A SCHOOL BUDGET AND BOARD MEMBER VOTE WITH 3 BOARD SEATS OPEN AND EIGHT RUNNING, INCLUDING JOHN FINN, AND GREG GIBEL FOR REELECTION, AND MARY FAVA MARCH, VALERIA DEJEAN, RALPH CONETTA, LEE STANTON, SUE SELSER AND ROBBIE JACOBS RUNNING AS WELL. THE BOARD OF ED MEETING WILL ALSO BE THAT NIGHT AT 6:30 AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS WELL. ON MAY 13TH THERE IS A TECHNOLOGY FAIR FROM 6:30 – 7:30PM AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. ON MAY 21ST IS KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AT 10:00AM. ON MAY 27TH THE SPRING CONCERTS ARE K-1ST AT 10:00AM AND 2ND-4TH AT 2:00PM. MAY 7TH WAS THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION.

 

RECREATION – THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CARDS ARE AVAILABLE AT VILLAGE HALL AND ALSO POSTED ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE. I AM WORKING ON A CONCERT FACEBOOK PAGE AND I WANT TO THANK SUE BARESEL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF A SUNSET ON THE LAKE THAT SHE TOOK AND ALLOWED US TO USE ON THE CARDS.

 

CUB SCOUT PACK 121 REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY MAY 15TH FROM 5:30 TO 7:30PM. THE PICNIC WILL BE ON JUNE 6TH AT THE GREENWOOD LAKE ELKS LODGE. THANK YOU TO THE ELKS FOR PROVIDING A LOCATION FOR THE KIDS. THIS IS FOR GRADES 1-4.

 

SOCCER CLUB REGISTRATON WILL BE OPENING UP FOR ALL PLAYERS AND YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY JUNE 18TH. THE SOCCER CLUB PICNIC WILL BE JUNE 7TH AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. THE TRAVEL TEAM IS VISITING HERSHEY PARK TO 0PLAY A TOURNAMENT AGAINST TEAMS FROM OTHER STATES SO WE WISH THEM LUCK.

 

GREENWOOD LAKE LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE IS MAY 21ST FROM 12:00 – 8:00PM AT THE LIBRARY. SUMMER READING REGISTRATION IS JUNE 25TH, 26TH AND 27TH AND THE THEME THIS YEAR IS “EVERY HERO HAS A STORY” AND “UNMASKED FOR GRADES 7TH THROUGH 12TH.

 

DEPUTY MAYOR KELM

 

THIS SATUDAY THERE IS GOING TO BE A BIKE BLESSING AT GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH. THIS IS THE 8TH YEAR THEY ARE DOING IT BEGINNING AT 10:00AM. THERE IS A SIXTY MILE RIDE AND THEN A BARBECUE BACK AT GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH,. ON JUNE 6TH IT IS THE EAST ARM ROWING REGATTA AT 8:00AM. JUNE 13TH IS THE ANNUAL STREET FAIR FROM 11:00 TO 5:00 AND THERE ARE STILL SOME SPOTS AVAILABLE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPLICATION YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE VILLAGE WEBSITE OR THE CHAMBER WEBSITE. DEADLINE IS JUNE 1ST.

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER

 

IN THE MONTH OF APRIL I ATTENDED A PLANNING BOARD MEETING. AN APPLICANT WAS GRANTED USE OF A MUSIC STUDIO ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR OF WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE BACK PACK CLUB. I ALSO ATTENDED A ZBA MEETING WHERE AN APPLICANT WAS GRANTED A USE VARIANCE FOR AN APARTMENT ABOVE THEIR BUSINESS ON WINDERMERE AVENUE. THERE WAS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MEETING IN APRIL AS WELL AND WE REVIEWED THE ZONING IN THE VILLAGE. WE LOOKED AT INITIATIVES IN OUR ZONING TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE BEING USED OPTIMALLY. WE ARE WRAPPING UP THE FIRST DRAFT OF THIS PLAN. THE NEXT STEP IS IMPLEMENTATION BEFORE WE PRESENT THE FIRST DRAFT TO THE BOARD FOR REVIEW. I AM HOLDING A KICK OFF MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY WITH AN EXPLORATORY GROUP TO DEVELP A BUSINESS PLAN TO COME UP WITH FUNDING, A BUILD OUT PLAN, RULES AND REGULATIONS, ETC. WE WILL OPEN THE GROUP TO MORE AS WE GO ON. WE WANT TO HAVE AN AGRESSIVE PLAN TO GET THE DOG PARK INSTALLED THIS SUMMER.

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT

 

I AM DOING EXTENSIVE RESEARCH IN TO HOW OTHER MUNICIPALITIES DEAL WITH AIR BED AND BREAKFASTS. IT’S A COMPLEX ISSUE AND WE ARE DOING RESEARCH BEFORE WE ADOPT A POLICY REGARDING THIS ISSUE. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO REGULATIONS REGARDING CELL TOWERS IN OTHER MUNICIPALITIES. I COORDINATED FOR COLONEL JOHN GRAHAM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. HE IS A VERY DECORATED WEST POINT GRADUATE WHO JUST RETURNED FROM AFGHANISTAN. I ALSO COORDINATED WITH VENDORS TO COME AND BE A PART OF OUR STREET FAIR. THE BULDING INSPECTOR, MAYOR AND I VISITED SOME PROPERTY OWNERS THAT WERE HAVING ISSUES AND WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO LISTENING TO THE RESIDENTS AND EXPLAINING THE VILLAGE CODE.

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VILLAGE CLERK REPORT

 

VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN STATED WE ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY TO CLOSE OUT THIS YEAR AND PREPARE FOR NEXT YEAR. TAX BILLS WILL BE GOING OUT BY JUNE 1ST. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR BILL AND DO NOT HAVE A MORTGAGE ESCROW ACCOUNT PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO PRINT ANOTHER ONE FOR YOU. WE ARE COLLECTING LEAVES AND BRUSH EVERY WEEK ON MONDAYS OR THURSDAYS DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, IN BROWN BAGS. IF YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT POTHOLES OR STREET SWEEPING PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

SOLAR CONTRACT – MAYOR DWYER STATED THE VILLAGE BOARD IS NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE SOLAR COMPANY TO PROVIDE POWER TO THE VILLAGE FOR A TWENTY YEAR PERIOD. THEY WERE BASICALLY NOT ABLE TO MEET THE CRITERIA THAT WE SET FOR THE MUNCIPALITY TO ENTER INTO A TWENTY YEAR CONTRACT WITH NO OUT CLAUSE THAT WAS REASONABLE. I BELIEVE THE TECHNOLOGY WILL ONLY GET BETTER AND CAN’T ASK THE BOARD TO LOCK US INTO A 20 YEAR AGREEMENT WITHOUT MEETING CERTAIN TERMS. THERE ARE OTHER SOLAR COMPANIES OUT THERE BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY ARE ALL LOOKING FOR LONG TERM COMMITMENTS IN ORDER TO MEET THEIR FINANCING NEEDS. ANY COMPANY THAT IS UNABLE TO GUARANTEE A SET AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND IS NOT WILLING TO PROVIDE US WITH AN OUT CLAUSE CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY PLAN – THIS IS DUE BY MAY 31ST. WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD ON THIS AND HAVE DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BE EFFICIENT AND CUT OUT THE FAT. WE ARE PAYING OFF DEBT, ELIMINATED UNNECESSARY EMPLOYEES, AND DOING EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE. I WILL PRESENT THE PLAN TO THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC IN JUNE.

 

PART TIME POLICE UNION – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE CAME OUT OF THE LAST EXECUTIVE SESSION AND VOTED TO REJECT THE OEA CONTRACT PROPOSAL AS IT WAS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE MUNICIPALITY AND THE BURDEN OF COST WOULD BE TOO GREAT. WE RE ENTERED NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND CAME TO A MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF IMPASSE. NOW WE WILL GO TO MEDIATION. WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO COME TO AGREEMENT AND WILL HAVE A MEDIATOR SIT WITH US AND COME TO A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AGREEMENT.

 

GROSS RECEIPTS AND AUDIT RECOVERY – WE ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO HIRE MORWOOD OAKS MGMT ASSOCIATES TO DO AN AUDIT OF OUR GROSS RECEIPTS AND THEY HAVE ALREADY SENT LETTER ENCLOSING A CHECK FROM AMBIT ENERGY HOLDINGS LLC WHICH WAS A VENDOR THAT DID NOT FILE WITH THE VILLAGE FOR 2011 AND 2012. WE GET 50% AND THEY GET 50%. THIS IS MONEY WE WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND AND IT IS JUST A START. I BELIEVE THERE IS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OUT THERE THAT THIS COMPANY WILL BE ABLE TO RETRIEVE.

 

LAKE MANAGEMENT – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE HAVE INCLUDED THE USE OF HERBICIDE IN OUR LONG TERM LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN. WE HAVE APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED PERMITS TO APPLY SONAR NEXT WEEK, EITHER TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING. I HAVE PUBLISHED THIS IN THE NEWSPAPER AND STATED IT AT THE BOARD MEETING. WE WILL ALSO HAVE IT ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE. THE GOAL WAS TO HAVE IT DONE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY. THE RESTRICTIONS ARE ONLY 24 HOURS FOR SWIMMING AND FISHING, AND 7 DAYS FOR IRRIGATION. I ASKED THE DEC IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED ANY INQUIRIES FOR OR AGAINST THE CHEMICALS AND THEY ONLY RECEIVED A HANDFUL. THE GENERAL TONE WAS THAT IT WAS SO SUCCESSFUL LAST YEAR PLEASE APPROVE IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. NOT ONE OBJECTION WAS SENT THIS YEAR. I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTION, CRITICISM, ETC AND MY DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN. MY CELL PHONE IS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE. WE ALL LIVE HERE AND WE BELIEVE THE SUCCESSES OF THE USE OF HERBICIDE FAR OUTWEIGH ANY CONSEQUENCES. IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD IT WILL BE TUESDAY, IF NOT WEDNESDAY. WE WILL POST THE SPECIFIC DATE ON THE WEBSITE AND WE WILL HANG POSTERS NO GREATER THAN 100 FEET AWAY. SO BASICALLY THERE ARE ONLY 24 HOURS RESTRICTIONS FOR MOST THINGS.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

AIR B&B’S – ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT IS DOING RESEARCH AS IS THE BOARD INTO THIS ISSUE.

 

WELCOME SIGN ON THE MOUNTAIN – MY PREDESESSOR PUT A WELCOME TO GREENWOOD LAKE SIGN ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT ASKING PERMISSION OF THAT PROPERTY OWNER AND THEY ARE NOW TELLING US THAT WE HAVE TO REMOVE THAT SIGN COMING DOWN THE WARWICK MOUNTAIN AND RELOCATE IT IF POSSIBLE. I HAVE CALLED THEM AND WE ARE SENDING THEM A LETTER ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO LEAVE THE SIGN THERE. IT LOOKS REALLY NICE AND IT WAS A GREAT IDEA BUT PERMISSION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED OF THE PROPERTY OWNER. IF THAT SIGN COMES DOWN, THAT IS THE REASON. IT WAS PUT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT THAT THEIR CONSENT.

 

WAH TA WAH NATURAL GAS AND INFRASTRUCTURE – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE ARE MEETING WITH DPW, AND O & R STAFF, TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING NATURAL GAS IN WAH TA WAH PARK. RIGHT NOW IT IS ONLY UP TO SECOND ROAD. WE ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH O& R TO GET IT ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP. NATURAL GAS IS FAR MORE BENEFICIAL, LESS EXPENSIVE, MORE RELIABLE AND MOST OF THE RESIDENTS UP THERE WANT IT. WHETHER THEY CAN AFFORD IT OR NOT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. THERE ARE 47 RESIDENTS IN WAH TA WAH THAT ARE REQUESTING HOOK UPS. WE WILL BE ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF ASSESSIG AND UPGRADING THE WATER LINES THAT RUN THROUGHOUT WAH TA WAH.

 

WATER LETTERS – WE HAVE LOOKED AT AND ANALYZED ANY HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF MISCALCULATED METER READINGS. WE HAVE UPGRADES THE METER BATTERY PACKS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE READINGS. SOME RESIDENTS FOUND THAT THEIR WATER USAGE WAS INCONSISTANT AND WE ANALYZED EACH CUSTOMER AND DETERMINED TO GIVE HALF OFF.

 

RESOLUTION #36 OF 2014/2015

 

AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING REDUCTIONS IN WATER BILLS: 308712 AND 314121 DUE TO THE LEAK PROBLEMS AT EACH SITE TO HALF THE WATER CHARGE PLUS THE FILTER PLANT AND ADMIINISTRATIVE FEES.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

ZONING AND PLANNING ALTERNATES – A POLICY THAT WE SET RECENTLY WAS TO ADVERSTISE FOR ALL POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATES FOR BOTH OF THESE BOARDS. THESE ARE APPOINTED POSITIONS AND WE WILL BE ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR BOTH BOARDS. PLEASE SUBMIT THEM TO VILLAGE HALL OR EMAIL THEM TO VCMGWL@YAHOO.COM.

 

EVENTS

 

KELLY MILLER CIRCUS ON JUNE 15TH AT BEN WINSTANLEY MEMORIAL PARK WITH TWO SHOWINGS.LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE SELLING TICKETS.

 

PRIVELEGE OF THE FLOOR.

 

NANCY BRENNER DEANGELO – THE AMBULANCE CORP HAS ANSWERED 171 CALLS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR. LAST MONTH WE HAD 40 CALLS AND THERE IS A THROWDOWN BARBECUE CHALLENGE AND ON JUNE 28TH THERE WILL BE A $10.00 ALL YOU CAN EAT EVENT AT THE ELKS FROM 3-6PM SPONSORED BY THE LIONS CLUB AS WELL.

 

RESIDENT SUE LAYDEN – HOW SOON DO YOU THINK THE VILLAGE WILL ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF CELL PHONE TOWERS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS?

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE JUST RECEIVED THE LETTER OF WITHDRAWAL A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.. IT’S VERY HARD TO FIGHT THE FCC. THEY HAVE REQUIREMENTS AND WE WILL MOST DEFINITELY PUSH THEM BECAUSE I AGREE AND I DON’T PREFER CELL PHONE TOWERS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND I’D PREFER NONE IN THE VILLAGE, BUT WE WILL DO WHATEVER WE CAN AND WE WILL ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

 

SUE LAYDEN – BUT NOT TONIGHT?

 

VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN – WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS,

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE LONG TERM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IS IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW AND TRUSTEE SELLIER IS WORKING ON THAT WITH A COMMITTEE AND THEY WILL BE PRESENTING TO OUR BOARD, ALONG WITH THE PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD. WE WILL BE RESEARCHING THE ISSUE AND I UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS.

 

SUE LAYDEN – THEY WERE GOING TO CUT DOWN 87 TREES TO PUT UP THAT CELL TOWER AND IT DIDN’T SHOW ON ANY OF THE PLANS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE PLANNING BOARD DID A GREAT JOB OF LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE CELL TOWER LAW WAS PUT INTO EFFECT BEFORE I WAS EVEN ELECTED TO THE BOARD. IT IS PRETTY STRICT, BUT WE WILL ANALYZE IT FURTHER. WE COULDN’T REVIEW THE LAW WHILE THERE WAS AN ACTIVE APPLICATION BEFORE THE BOARD.

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER – I WILL MAKE SURE IT IS AN ACTIVE TOPIC ON OUR AGENDA THIS MONTH.

 

JUDGE GARLEY – AT THE END OF WATERSTONE WHERE IT MEETS STERLING THERE IS A TREE THAT IS GROWING AND BLOCKING THE STOP SIGN. IN ANOTHER MONTH YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO SEE THE SIGN. THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF GRAVEL ON THE WALKWAY WHICH IS VERY DANGEROUS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE WILL GET THEM BOTH TAKEN CARE OF.

 

MOTION TO PAY ALL AUDITED BILLS.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. ALL AYE TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 2OTH PUBLIC HEARING AND BOARD MEETING.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

RESOLUTION 33 OF 2014/2015

 

AUTHORIZES THE ADDITIONAL BUDGET TRANSFERS AND AMENDMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO CLOSE OUT THE 2014/2015 FISCAL YEAR. THIS WILL COME WITH A REPORT FOR ANY THAT ARE DONE.  

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER. ALL AYES TO SAOD MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

RESOLUTION #34 OF 2014/2015

 

AUTHORIZES THE RENEWAL OF THE FOLLOWING BANS AT THE CURRENT RATE:

 

RENEW 5/15/15 POLICE CAR 1 $24,338.00

RENEW 5/15/15 BLDG INSP CAR $15,195.00

RENEW 6/11/15 DPW SEPTIC $ 4,000.00

RENEW 6/11/15 POLICE CAR 2 4,080.00

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

RESOLUTION # 35 OF 2014/2015

 

AUTHORIZES MAYOR DWYER TO SIGN THE CONTRACT WITH ORANGE COUNTY FOR THE SLETPP FOR FISCAL YEAR 11, 12 AND 14 CONTRACTS.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND TRANSFERS

 

TRANSFERS

A1310.400 ACCT SERV $1,190.00 TO A1329.400 AUDITOR CONTRACTUAL – TO COVER THE AUDIT WHEN JUDGE DEANGELO LEFT OFFICE. 1.1110.100 JUSTICE PERSON SV $800 TO A1110.201 GRANT EXPENSE TO COVER THE OVERAGE FOR CARPETING. A.5110.402 ROAD IMPROVEMENT $1000.00 TO A.5110.417 TREES TO COVER THE EXPENSE OF CUTTING ROTTEN TREES. A9060.800 HEALTH INSURANCE TO $18,462.00 TO VCIVER OVERAGES IN THE FOLLOWING ACCTS:

$2875.00 TO A.5132.400 GARAGE CONTRACTUAL

$1923.00 TO A5142.411 SNOW DEICING

$12000.00 TO A5182400 STREET LIGHTS

$1360.00 TO A9730.631 COPIER BAN

$197.00 TO A9730731 COPIER BAN INTEREST

$107.00 T9O A9055.800 DISABILITY

F.8340.417 LOAN REPAYMENT $45372.08 TO F8320.413 TO COVER WELL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR EXPENSES.

 

AMENDMENTS

 

INCREASE REV A2770.200 MISC $93988.49 TO A8790.400 TO APPROPRIATE GWL COMMISSION GRANT MONEY TO USE ON CHEMICALS AND HERBICIDES. INCREASE REVENUE A.3020.000 STATE GRANT JUSTICE $6000 AND APROPRIATE TO A1110.201 JUSTICE COURT GRANT TO APPROPRIATE GRANT FUNDING FOR PAINTING AND CARPETING.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. SECONDED BY TRUSTE KELM. ALL AYE TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

MAYOR DWYER ASKED WHAT DATE DO WE WANT TO MAKE THE JUNE BOARD MEETING. DISCUSSION FOLLOWED.

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING WITH THE NEXT MEETING BEING JUNE 22ND PRECEEDED BY A 6:30 WORKSHOP.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM. ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

MEETING ADJOURNEDAT 8:20PM.

 

RESPETFULLY YOURS,

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/ TREASURER

 


APRIL 6, 2015                                                                     VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

                                                                                                VILLAGE COURTHOUSE

 

                                                                                                VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

                                                                                                PO BOX 7, 18CHURCH STREET

                                                                                                GREENWOOD LAKE, NY  10925

 

PRESENT:            MAYOR:               JESSE DWYER

 

                                TRUSTEES:          KATHELEEN HOLDER

                                                                TOM HOWLEY

.                                                               KELLI KELM

                                                                CHAD SELLIER

 

                                ATTORNEY:        JOHN BUCKHEIT

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

MAYOR DWYER WAS SWORN IN AS MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE FOR A TWO YEAR TERM BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN. 

 

TRUSTEE KELLI KELM AND TOM HOWLEY WERE SWORN IN AS TRUSTEES FOR A TWO YEAR TERM BY MAYOR JESSE DWYER. 

 

JUDGE KEITH GARLEY WAS SWORN IN AS JUSTICE FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM BY MAYOR JESSE DWYER. 

 

MAYOR DWYER READ THE REORGANIZATION CHART AS FOLLOWS:

 

DEPUTY MAYOR                                               TRUSTEE KELM

POLICE DEPT LIASION                   MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE HOWLEY

BUILDING DEPT LIASION                              TRUSTEE SELLIER

MUNICIPAL WATER LIASION      MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE HOWLEY

PLANNING BOARD LIASION                        TRUSTEE SELLIER

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMM TRUSTEE SELLIER

RECREATION PROGRAMS/DEVE                TRUSTEE KELM/ TRUSTEE HOLDER

ZONING BOARD LIASION                       TRUSTEE SELLIER

LIBRARY LIASION                                           TRUSTEE HOLDER

HEALTH AND WELLNESS                              TRUSTEE HOLDER

GWL CHAMBER                                                TRUSTEE KELM

REVIT LIASION                                                 TRUSTEE SELLIER

COMMUNICATIONS                                 MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE KELM

SCHOOL BOARD LIASION                           TRUSTEE HOLDER

PUBLIC SAFETY LIASION                      TRUSTEE HOWLEY

FIRE/AMBUL LIASION                    TRUSTEE HOWLEY

PUBLIC WORKS LIASION                             TRUSTEE HOWLEY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                         MAYOR  DWYER/TRUSTEE SELLIER

GWL COALITION                                             MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE KELM

ADMIN/FINANCE/BUDGET                             MAYOR DWYER

SENIOR CITIZEN LIASION                     TRUSTEE KELM

VILLAGE CLERK/TREAS                                PATRICIA OLSEN

DEPUTY CLERK                                 ELIZABETH FARRELL

VILLAGE ATTORNEY                                      JOHN L. BUCKHEIT

ZBA ATTORNEY                                                BRUCE DUNN

PLANNING BD ATTORNEY                            ELISE TURHUNE

GREENWOOD LAKE COMMISSION    MAYOR DWYER

REGISTER VITAL STATISTICS    TOWN CLERK MEG QUACKENBUSH

ACTING VILLAGE JUSTICE                           MARTIN STANTON

CHAPLAIN                                                          REV. ROBERT SWEENEY

ASSESSOR                                                          RICHARD HUBNER

COURT CLERK                                  KATHLEEN ROUSSEAU

SENIOR CITIZENS DIRECTOR      SUZANNE JOYCE

LABOR CONSULTANT                                   MICHAEL RICHARDSON

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER                  WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH

BUILDING INSPECTOR                   DODY NICHOLAS

VILLAGE CHIEF OF POLICE                          JOHN HANSEN

WATER PLANT OPERATOR                         LONG POND WATER WORKS

GARBAGE AND REFUSE                 INTERSTATE WASTE

BANK DEPOSITORY                                        STERLING NATIONAL

OFFICIAL MEETING DATES                           3RD MONDAY 7:30PM

MARRIAGE OFFICERS                    MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE KELM

PLANNING BOARD CHAIRMAN  ROBERT ZIMMER

ZONING BOARD CHAIRPERSON                DIANE BRAMICH

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PAT OLSEN. 

 

ALL PRESENT.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTER FROM WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH REQUESTING TO BE APPOINTED AS THE OFFICIAL LEGAL NEWSPAPER.

 

LETTER FROM GREENWOOD LAKE COMMISSION REGARDING A LETTER SENT TO SENATOR O’TOOLE FROM NEW JERSEY REGARDING THE WATERSHED CONSOLIDATION.

 

LETTER FROM ALYSE TERHUNE CONGRATULATING THE MAYOR AND BOARD ON RE ELECTION.

 

LETTER FROM GIRL SCOUT JACQUELINE KENNICK-REGARDING HER SILVER AWARD. 

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – I WANT TO CONGRATULATE EVERYONE ON THEIR REELECTION AND ELECTION.  WE ARE STARTING WORK AT THE BEACH TO TRY AND GET IT OPEN ON TIME.  I HOPE SOME GOOD THINGS COME OUT OF THE MEETING WITH SUPERVISOR SWEETON TOMORROW REGARDING SHARED SERVICES. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I THINK IT WILL BE A VERY VALUABLE MEETING FOR US ALL. 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT               REPORTED BY DODY NICHOLAS, BUILDING INSPECTOR

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT COLLECTED FEES OF $3,419.00.  WE SENT OUT 6 ORDER TO REMEDY’S, ISSUED 12 BUILDING PERMITS, 7 CC/CO’S, SENT OUT 57O SEPTIC LETTERS, 13 EXPIRED PERMIT LETTERS, 16 RENTAL INSPECTION LETTERS, 67 FIRE INSPECTION LETTERS, DID 28 RENTAL INSPECTIONS, 13 COMM ERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS AND FOUR MUNICIPAL SEARCHES.  THE WRATHER IS GETTING NICER AND I WILL BE OUT ENFORCING PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ISSUES.  I ATTENDED A ZBA MEETING AND PLANNING  BOARD MEETING AND WILL BE ATTENDING HVCEO CONFERENCE ON APRIL 22ND THROUGH APRIL 24TH.  I HAVE ONE BUILDING PERMIT RENEWAL LETTER REQUESTING ANOTHER RENEWAL.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED WE DISCUSSED THIS AT OUR WORKSHOP AND WE WILL BE GRANTING ANOTHER RENEWAL.   I WANT TO REITERATE WHAT THE BUILDING INSPECTOR SAID THAT SHE WILL BE TRYING TO ENFORCE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LAWS.  I HAVE SEEN FIRST HAND THE NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS THAT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT MAKES TO FIX PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY GET TO COURT.  I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CLEAN UP YOUR PROPERTY IF NECESSARY. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED I RECOMMEND THAT WE RENEW THE PERMIT AT 26 STERLING ROAD FOR A SIX MONTH PERIOD. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE CHAD SELLIER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

POLICE REPORTED BY CHIEF JOHN HANSEN

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 1241 COMPLAINTS, ISSUED 112 CITATIONS, MADE 22 ARRESTS, ISSUED 1 PARKING TICKET AND INVESTIGATED 2 MVA’S. 

 

JUSTICE               KETH GARLEY

 

SINCE TODAY IS ACTUALLY MY FIRST OFFICIAL DAY I DON’T HAVE MUCH TO REPORT.  I HOPE THAT I CAN KEEP RUNNING THE COURT EFFICIENTLY AS NANCY DID AND HOPE EVERYTHING RUNS NICE AND SMOOTH. 

 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – THE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING IS APRIL 23RD AT 7:30PM .  THEY ARE HAVING PAJAMA STORYTIME ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 AND ART INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS, THE BASICS OF STAINED GLASS, ON APRIL 29TH FROM 12:00 TO 3:00PM.  RECREATIONAL SOCCER STARTS THIS WEEKEND ON APRIL 12TH.  THE DPW HAS BEEN OUT AT THE FIELDS CLEANING THEM UP. SO THANK YOU TO THEM.  BASEBALL PICTURES ( LITTLE LEAGUE) ARE THIS WEEKEND.  OPENING DAY HAS BEEN MOVED TO APRIL 18TH.  THEY ARE LOOKING FOR T-BALL COACHES SO IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED GET IN TOUCH WITH LITTLE LEAGUE.  THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY

ANNIE JR IS ON APRIL 10TH AT 7:00PM AND APRIL 11TH AT 2:00PM.  THE SCHOOL IS ALSO OFFEREING FREE SAT PREP TESTS FOR MATH AND READING AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY ON MONDAYS WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.  YOU CAN SIGN UP THROUGH THE SCHOOL WEBSITE.  FOR THOSE REFUSING TO TAKE THE STATE TESTS, THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE ROOM FOR THE CHILDREN.  FOR ANY PARENT THAT FEELS THEY DO NOT WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO TAKE THE STATE TESTS, THEY CAN BRING A BOOK TO READ DURING THAT TIME.  STATE TESTS WILL BE FROM APRIL 14TH TO ASPRIL 16TH AND APRIL 22NSD TO APRIL 24TH.  THE BUDGET WORKSHOP WILL BE ONAPRIL 8TH FROM 6:00 TO 9:00 AND THE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING WILL BE ON APRIL 15TH AT 6:30PM.  AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING. AS OF JUNE 2015, OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NO LONGER BE ATTENDING TUXEDO HIGH SCHOOL.  THE JUNIORS, SOPHMORES AND FRESHMEN WILL HAVE TO DECIDE TO GO TO EITHER WARWICK OR CHESTER

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY REPORT – THEY HAVE STARTED THE REHAB ON THE WELL BACK IN VICTORY ACRES.  THEY HAVE REMOVED THE PUMP AND SENT SCRUBBERS DOWN.  IT IS GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN AND ONCE THAT IS COMPLETED AND WE RECOVER FROM IT, THEY WILL START ON WELL E.  PHIL HAS BEEN OUT TAKING CARE OF RESIDUAL PROBLEMS FROM FROZEN PIPES THIS WINTER.  IF YOU SEE ANY POTHOLES, PLEASE CALL THEM IN TO VILLAGE HALL SO THEY CAN NOTIFY DPW.  KEEP IN MIND THAT WINDERMERE AVE, JERSEY AV,E AND ROUTE 17A ARE STATE ROADS AND WE DO NOT FILL THE POTHOLES ON STATE ROADS. 

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER REPORT – FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THERE WAS A ZONING BOARD MEETING AND THEY GRANTED A USE VARIANCE TO A RESIDENT WHO IS PUTTING IN AN INGROUND POOL AND PATIO.  THERE WAS NO PLANNING BOARD MEETING IN MARCH.  THERE WAS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE MEETING AND I AM GLAD TO REPORT THAT GROUP HAS BEEN WORKING VERY HARD FOR THE LAST YEAR AND IS TURNING THAT LAST CORNER.  THEY ARE WORKING ON AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WHICH IS REALLY A SUMMARY OF THE LARGER DOCUMENT THAT WILL BECOME AN ACTION PLAN THAT THEY WILL REPORT TO THIS BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY.  IT IS A FIRST DRAFT SO WE EXPECT REVISIONS.THE DOG PARK IS BACK ON MY RADER AND I HAVE IDENTIFIED A COUPLE OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WILL WORK AS AN EXPLORATORY GROUP AND THEY PLAN TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS MONTH.  I EXPECT THE WIDER COMMUNITY WILL ALSO BE INVOLVED AND YOU SHOULD HEAR MORE ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF A DOG PARK IN THE NEAR FUTURE. 

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT REPORT – DURING THE MONTH I WORKED ON A NUMBER OF LEGAL ISSUES WHICH I SUBMITTED IN A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE BOARD.  BEYOND THAT, I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE ELKS GOOD FRIDAY FISH DINNER AND THE PBA EASTER BREAKFAST AND JUDGED THE EASTER BONNET CONTEST.  I ALSO ATTENDED THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AT THE ROOSTER CAFÉ.  THE REASON I POINT THESE OUT IS THAT AT EACH OF THESE EVENTS. NOT ONLY DID I ATTEND BUT THE MAYOR AND MOST OF THE BOARD ATTENDS THEM AS WELL.  WE TRY TO BE RESPONSIVE TO RESIDENTS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR THEM. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK REPORT – THE COLLECTION OF BROWN BAGGED LEAVES HAS BEGUN, AND IT IS TWICE A WEEK, ONCE FOR EACH SIDE OF THE VILLAGE, EITHER MONDAY OR THURSDAY.  MONDAY IS FOR THE FLATS, JERSEY AVE, WINDERMERE PARK, AND THURSDAY FOR STERLING, EDGEMERE. ORCHARDS, LAKELANDS, WAH TA WAH.  THEY ARE ALSO PICKING UP BRUSH, BUT IT MUST BE BUNDLED AND TIED.  IF IT DOESN’T GET PICKED UP PLEASE CALL MY OFFICE AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT FOR YOU.  IF YOU SEE ANY POTHOLES, PLEASE REPORT THEM TO US AND WE WILL GET THEM FIXED.  BY NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED YOUR WATER BILL.  IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEASE CALL US AND WE WILL GET YOU A COPY. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

BUDGET – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL BUDGET WORKSHOPS FOR THE UPCOMING 2015/2016 BUDGET WHICH STARTS JUNE 1ST.  WE WILL BE HAVING A PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 20TH AT 7:00PM.  WE HAVE DONE A LOT WITH WHAT WE ARE GIVEN TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A BUDGET THAT IS WITHIN OUR MEANS WHILE MAINTAINING THE SERVICES THAT OUR RESIDENTS RELY ON.  WE ARE GETTING ALL KINDS OF RESTRICTIONS AND UNFUNDED MANDATES FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND A REQUIREMENT IS TO SUPPLY THE NEW YORKS TATE GOVERNMENT WITH AN EFFICIENCY PLAN.  I THINK WE HAVE OUR OWN STANDARDS AND HAVE ALREADY BEGUN WORKING ON IT.  WE HAVE CONSOLIDATED STAFF AND NEGOTIATED CONTRACTS AND ALL WILL BE DONE BY JUNE 1ST.  OUR BUDGET WILL BE BELOW THE TAX CAP. 

 

SHARED SERVICES MEETING – MAYOR DWYER STATED THIS IS TOMORROW WITH THE TOWN AND COUNTY LEGISLATORS AS WELL AS COUNCILMEN AND MAYORS FROM WARWICK AND FLORIDA.  WE WILL BE MEETING TO DISCUSS ANY POSSIBLE SHARED SERVICES TO BENEFIT OUR RESIDENTS.     

 

SOLAR ENERGY – MAYOR DWYER STATED ATTORNEY BUCHKHEIT AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD WITH THE SOLAR COMPANY THAT CAME IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.  THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE WANT TO ENTER INTO LIGHTLY OR QUICKLY.  IT IS A TWENTY YEAR CONTRACT WITH A SOLAR COMPANY THAT WOULD BE OFFSETTING OUR ORANGE AND ROCKLAND SERVICES.  THE BENEFITS COULD BE ENORMOUS AND IT IS VERY ENTICING, BUT WE WILL NOT ENTER INTO A 20 YEAR CONTRACT LIGHTLY OR WITHOUT THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR COMMUNITY AT HEART.  WE HAVE SENT BACK FIVE REVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS.  HOPEFULLY BY THE 20TH THERE WILL BE A FINALIZED CONTRACT EITHER FOR OR AGAINST.  WE WILL NOT BE INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS IN THE VILLAGE, THERE IS A SOLAR FARM IN THE TOWN OF DEERPARK AND WE BASICALLY PURCHASE ENERGY FOR THEM.  THE REDUCTION IS APPROXIMATELY $30,000 PER YEAR.  THIS TECHNOLOGY IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – MAYOR DWYER STATED THE FIREWORKS AND THE PARADE WILL BOTH BE ON SUNDAY JULY 5TH IN THE VILLAGE.  WE ARE GOING TO USE THE SAME FIREWORKS COMPANY, FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, AT A VERY MINIMAL INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.  THEY PUT ON A GREAT SHOW AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY SHOW IN THE VILLAGE. 

 

RE-ENTERING PBA NEGOTIATIONS – WE ARE REENTERING NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PBA A YEAR EARLY TO INSURE THAT WE ARE GETTING THE BEST SERVICES POSSIBLE.  THE PBA IS WORKING WITH THE VILLAGE BOARD TO MAKE SURE WE CAN STAY BELOW THE TAX CAP AND MAINTAIN A FAIR AND REASONABLE TAX RATE.  AT THE END OF THIS MEETING WE WILL BE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS THAT I HAVE ALREADY HAD WITH THE PBA AND HOPEFULLY WE COME TO A RESOLUTION. 

 

DISCUSSION ON WATER BILL LETTERS – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE RECEIVED SEVERAL LETTERS AFTER THE SPRING WATER BILLING WENT OUT, REFLECTING BURSTING PIPES, OR FROZEN PIPES.  WE HAVE AS A BOARD DECIDED TO SEND OUR WATER OPERATOR OUT TO INVESTIGATE EACH INCIDENCE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.  THIS IS FOR UNINTENDED WATER USAGE. 

 

LEAF PICK UP – AS THE VILLAGE CLERK MENTIONED THIS HAS STARTED ON MONDAY OR THURSDAY DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE. LETS ALL GET OUT THERE AND START CLEANING UP OUR COMMUNITY.  CLEAN SWEEP IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 25TH, SATURDAY. 

 

TRUSTEE KELM REPORT ON EVENTS

 

FRIDAY APRIL 10TH AT 7PM AND SATURDAY APRIL 11TH AT 2PM IS MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY – ANNIE, JR. 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 11TH AT 6PM IS THE PBA BEEFSTEAK DINNER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. 

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING THE TEEN CENTER IS OPEN FROM 6 TO 9PM AT THE ELKS.

 

APRIL 12TH – OPENING DAY OF GREENWOOD LAKE SOCCER.

 

APRIL 12TH – LIONS CLUB 300 DINNER AT 2PM AT AMERICAN LEGION. 

 

APRIL 15TH7:30 IS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AT THE COURTHOUSE. 

 

APRIL 18TH – OPENING DAY FOR LITTLE LEAGUE AND GIRLS SOFTBALL AND PARADE.

 

APRIL 21ST 7PM IS COALITION MEETING AT SENIOR CENTER.

 

APRIL 22ND 7PM IS LAKE COMMISSION MEETING AT THE SENIOR CENTER.

 

APRIL 25TH  – 8AM CLEAN SWEEP AT THE SENIOR CENTER.

 

APRIL 25TH- 10-2PM THE GWL POLICE ARE HAVING A PILL DROP.

 

APRL 25TH 5-8 EAGLE SCOUT FUNDRAISER SLICED STEAK DINNER AT THE ELKS. 

 

APRIL 25TH GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH PAPER SHREDDING 9AM TO 12PM.

 

JUNE 13TH IS THE STREET FAIR.  IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FROM THE VILLAGE WEBSITE OR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITE.  THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1ST.  ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STREET FAIR YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL TO GWLSTREETFAIR@YAHOO.COM

 

TOM  HOWLEY – I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONE MORE, MAY 2ND THE ELKS IS SPONSORING A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE FROM 9:30 TO 3:30PM

 

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR ON ANY TOPIC. 

 

NEWSPAPER REP PETER – CAN I READ THE LETTER FROM THE BISTATE COMMISSION THAT YOU MENTIONED IN CORRESPONDENCE?  I HEARD MR. ZERILLO FROM THE COMMISSION HAD SOME CONCERNS. 

 

MAYOR DWYER READ THE LETTER FROM LAKE COMMISSION CO- CHAIR PAUL ZARRILLO TO SENATOR O’TOOLE. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK PAT OLSEN STATED IF YOU GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL I WILL SEND IT TO YOU. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – IT’S BEEN A LONG STANDING DEBATE OVER WHO CONTROLS THE WATERSHED AND THE DAM. 

 

RESIDENT DAWN HENDERSON – AS FAR AS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE GOES, HOW DO WE PROCEED WITH PROPERTIES THAT ARE VACANT.  I HAVE ONE NEXT DOOR TO ME AND IT IS GOING TO BECOME OVERGROWN. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – IT DEPENDS.  IT DEPENDS IF THE BANK OWNS IT OR IF THEY HAVE A PROPERTY MANAGER.  WE WILL SEND NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS AND EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN.  HAVE YOU NOTIFIED THE BUILDING INSPECTOR?

 

DAWN HENDERSON – NO, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST SUMMER THAT IT’S ABANDONED.  I BELIEVE IT’S IN FORECLOSURE. 

 

CHAD SELLIER – IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME THE ADDRESS AFTER THE MEETING I WILL MAKE SURE THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT IS AWARE OF IT. 

 

RESIDENT ERIC KELM – ANY UPDATES ON GETTING THE STREETS SWEPT?

 

MAYOR DWYER – THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GO AROUND.  A LOT OF THE STREETS WERE SWEPT BUT WE HAD ANOTHER WEATHER EVENT AND THEY HAD TO PUT MORE SALT DOWN SO THEY WILL ALL BE SWEPT AGAIN.  THERE IS ONLY ONE SWEEPER AND IT GOES VERY SLOW AND THERE IS A LOT OF OTHER WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. 

 

RESIDENT ERIC KELM – ALL OF THAT STONE ENDS UP IN THE LAKE EVENTUALLY IF IT’S NOT SWEPT UP. 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE AND PAY ALL AUDITED BILLS.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH VILLAGE BOARD MEETING. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND TRANSFERS

 

FROM A.1110.101 COURT OFFICER PERSONNEL  $180.00 TO A.1110.400 COURT CONTRACTUAL.  FROM F. 8340.417 WATER LOAN REPAYMENT $3,078.83 TO F.9950.020 INTERFUND WATER CAPITAL PROJECT TO MOVE MONEY TO PAY FOR WATER METER CAP REPLACEMENT PROJECT. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PBA NEGOTIATIONS. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

MOTION TO CLOSE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RETURN TO THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

NO ONE PRESENT. 

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING AT 9:10PM.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

 

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,

 

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/TREASURER

 

 

 

 

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